Infill Housing Developer Requirements
The Infill Housing Program provides incentives to encourage developers to build affordable housing, including:
- Forgiveness of County liens
- Refund of impact fees for homes sold to low income buyers (80% or below average median income)
- Funding assistance in the form of second mortgages for qualified buyers (subject to availability).
Through April 15, 2014, the County may allow developers to rent eligible homes on a temporary basis if the developer can demonstrate to the County’s satisfaction that they have made a good faith effort to sell the eligible home. This means marketing the home for sale on multiple listing services for at least three months, placing a "For Sale" sign on the property and reducing the original asking price by 5 percent.
The home must be rented to families who are eligible for the County’s or local municipality’s rental housing assistance programs. Developers shall also be required to rent the eligible homes for a minimum of one year and will not be permitted to sell said eligible home during the first year it is rented, unless it is sold to the existing tenant.
Program changes have eliminated the reimbursement of water and sewer connection charges.
Developers who cannot deliver a home as agreed due to events beyond their control can file a request for an extension .
To receive County-owned property, the developer must be in the qualified developer pool that is selected through a Request for Qualification (RFQ) process. Once selected, a developer remains in the pool for five years. The pool is refreshed annually to allow new developers into the pool.
Selection is based on the following criteria:
- Proposer’s past performance and experience;
- Proposer’s construction financial capability;
- Proposer’s approach to meeting time schedule and budgets;
- Proposer’s marketing skills and ability reach eligible households.
Privately-owned property that is located within the Infill Target Areas and is suitable for the development of affordable single family housing can be entered into the Program by filing an Application for Private Lots with the Infill Housing Program.
Participating developers will be required to build the home in accordance with the Infill Housing Initiative Guidelines . In exchange the County will release County liens that existed on the property prior to the developer acquiring the property.Back to Top
Closing Processing Fee
$1,000 for each County lot
$100 (will be returned if lot is rejected)
$150 (includes recording costs)
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