Housing Element Accomplishments (5th Cycle)
Progress Under Current Housing Element (2014 - 2019)
Provided housing rehabilitation assistance to 61 lower income homeowners
Increased the number of Section 8 rental assistance vouchers from 90 to 110 very low income households
Purchased nine market-rate condominiums, conducted rehabilitation improvements, and provided at affordable rents to lower income households
Amended its accessory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinance consistent with changes in state law, and issued building permits for 26 ADUs
Approved and committed funding assistance to the following four 100% affordable projects:
Oakcrest Terrace (54 very low, 14 low income units)
Oakcrest Heights (45 very low, 8 low income units)
Altrudy I (47 units)
Altrudy II (40 units)
In addition to evaluating the City’s accomplishments in implementing its housing element programs, the Housing Element Update must evaluate the City’s progress in addressing its fair share of the regional housing need, or RHNA.
During the first 6 years of the 8 year planning period, Yorba Linda issued building permits for a total of 932 units, well exceeding its total RHNA need for 669 units. In terms of lower- and moderate-income housing, the City produced 166 units, addressing 42% of its affordable housing needs. Three projects constructed or under construction are highlighted below.
On a 3.2-acre site located in the Savi Ranch area, 69 residential units were constructed by National CORE. The three-story townhome project provides for a range of affordability including low, very low, and low income levels as well as one manager unit.
Altrudy Senior Apartments
On a 2.4 acre site in the Town Center area, 48 residential units are currently under construction by C&C Development/Orange Housing. The two-story apartment project will provide affordable housing for seniors and one manager unit.
On a 2.8-acres site located in the Savi Ranch area, 54 residential units were constructed by National CORE. The three-story townhome project provides for a range of affordability including low, very low and low income levels as well as one manager unit.