Presentation on theme: "Shelter Ordinance City Council 11.15.10. One zone by right (without a use permit) to accommodate unmet need Transitional /supportive housing – a residential."— Presentation transcript:
One zone by right (without a use permit) to accommodate unmet need Transitional /supportive housing – a residential use - subject only to those restrictions that apply to other residential uses. State Law (SB2)
Most cities were not providing their “ fair share ” lack of shelters leads to concentration of services in poor communities Why?
City’s 10-year Strategy –Shelter Beds –Transitional Housing Units 2010 Count = 601 Approx. need = 278 beds Shelter Needs
Why the Broad Approach? Site selection a challenge Equitable Near transit/services
Max # of beds Off-street parking Interior/Exterior waiting areas Provision of Onsite Management Proximity to other shelters Length of Stay Lighting Security SB 2 Standards
15 clients in R-3, Professional, Commercial, Hospital, or T4-T6 zone. R-3-5 zone requires Director ’ s Permit 55 clients within ¼ mile of an existing bus transit route or rail station in a Professional, Commercial, Industrial, Hospital, or T4-T6 zone. Capacity Standard
If on-site = an enclosed or screened waiting area No queuing within the public right-of- way or within any parking lot Intake Areas
On-site Management 24-hours a day/7-days each week On-site personnel Client restrictions Length of stay Security
Ample bike parking Near transit services/transport provided. Less vehicle parking required if near transit. Parking
Civic Engagement Planning Commission meetings (April 6, May 4, June 15) Community Councils Stakeholder meetings Shelter Operator meetings Homeless Subcommittee Meeting September 2010 Public Workshop
September Workshop Top 3 1. If zones are reduced, then other zones should still be allowed via CUP 2.Zones/shelters must be reasonably central to services 3.Permanent affordable housing is the only long-term solution …
Recommendations 1.Introduce the Emergency Shelter/Supportive and Transitional Housing Ordinance for first reading. 2.Set the proposed second reading and adoption for Nov. 22, 2010.
Alternatives 1. … return with an ordinance that meets only the minimal requirements of SB2, [Example: the M-1 and M-2 zoning only] 2. … amend operational standards to further control the operation of emergency shelters and minimize off-site impacts… 3. …further limit the zoning districts to limited industrial and commercial zones and permitted with a conditional use permit in other commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use zones and not in other residential zones
Emergency Shelter Definition Housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons that is limited to occupancy of six months or less by a homeless person. No individual or household may be denied emergency shelter because of an inability to pay.
Transitional Housing* … buildings configured as rental housing developments, but operated under program requirements that call for the termination of assistance and recirculation of the assisted unit to another eligible program recipient at some predetermined future point in time, which shall be no less than six months. *To be treated as residential.
Supportive Housing* … housing with no limit on length of stay, that is occupied by the target population, and that is linked to onsite or offsite services that assist the supportive housing resident in retaining the housing, improving his or her health status, and maximizing his or her ability to live and, when possible, work in the community. *To be treated as residential.