Housing Tools was engaged by Siskiyou County to help them access No Place Like Home funds, which will be used to develop Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for individuals who are chronically homeless, homeless, or at-risk of being chronically homeless. The Site Feasibility Study identified and researched 19 potential of sites for the development of NPLH-assisted Permanent Supportive Housing, and identified the most attractive sites in terms of development feasibility, financial feasibility, community benefit, and neighborhood integration.
The City of Elk Grove received an SB 2 planning grant from the State of California to study revisions to current zoning code and development standards that will facilitate the development of affordable housing. Housing Tools partnered with Placeworks, Community Economics, and Mogavero Architects to conduct an in-depth analysis of four 12-15-acre sites that are zoned for multi-family development and targeted for addressing the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). The study included an assessment of site characteristics and capacity, identification of regulatory barriers to maximize housing production, and recommended modifications to City policies and standards that will encourage greater housing production and maximize housing affordability. The findings and recommendations informed the development of high-density, affordable housing design concepts that are illustrated in the final section of the report.