The Department of Planning & Building's Housing and Economic Development Section is dedicated to creating affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income households through the administration of grant programs and various housing-related plans & policies.


Affordable Housing

Department of Planning & Building staff assists the Board of Supervisors by preparing and implementing affordable housing policies and ordinances. Staff also manages grant programs that support affordable housing development, infrastructure improvements, and homeless services. The primary source of the grant funds is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

County Housing Initiatives Package

On October 4, 2016, the Department of Planning and Building and the Administrative Office presented a report on affordable housing to the Board of Supervisors. The 2016 report detailed the housing affordability situation in San Luis Obispo County and presented potential policy solutions to increase the housing supply in the unincorporated areas of the county. The Board directed staff to work on the seven policy solutions, known collectively as the County Housing Initiatives Package. These policy solutions include:

  1. Constraints and Opportunities Analysis for Residential Development
  2. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance
  3. Agricultural Worker Housing Ordinance
  4. Matrix for Ministerial vs. Discretionary Projects
  5. Reduce, Waive, and Defer Fees for Affordable Housing
  6. First-time Homebuyer Program
  7. Golden State Finance Authority

Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Ordinance

The County has a rent control ordinance that applies to mobile home parks.  It applies to residents who have a month-to-month space rent agreement rather than a long term lease. The county code is known as Title 25 - Mobilehome Rent Stabilization. Title 25 limits the yearly rent increase on a mobile home space to 60% of the cost-of-living index (i.e., to 60% of the Consumer Price Index, or "CPI").

Plans & Policies

Housing plans and policies are created and updated by staff to pursue fair, equal, and affordable housing opportunities for residents in the County.

Projects & Funding

The Housing team administers a variety of funding sources to support affordable housing construction and rehabilitation, public services, homeless services, public facility improvements, and other economic and community development projects that benefit residents throughout the community. Funding sources include local funds and federal grants.

Property Information

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