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<br />February 2, 2021 <br /> <br />Mayor Sarmiento and Councilmembers <br /> <br />City of Santa Ana <br />17701 Cowan Ave., Suite 200 <br />20 Civic Center Plaza <br />Irvine, CA 92614 <br />949 250 0909 <br />P.O. Bo 1988, M31 <br />Fax 949 263 0647 <br />Santa Ana, CA 92701 <br /> <br />Re: 22: SUPPORT Appeal Application No. 2020-04 <br /> <br />Dear Mayor Sarmiento and Councilmembers: <br /> <br />The Kennedy Commission is a broad based coalition of residents and community organizations <br />that advocates for the production of homes affordable for families earning less than $27,000 <br />annually in Orange County. Formed in 2001, the Commission has been successful in partnering <br />and working with jurisdictions in Orange County to create effective policies that have led to the <br />new construction of homes affordable to meet the needs of lower income working families. <br /> <br /> <br />The City of Santa Ana i <br />its Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for very low and low income <br />housing there continues to be a great need for housing that is affordable to its majority of <br />residents. The current pandemic has increased the economic and housing pressures on low- <br />income families in Santa Ana. As incomes are decreasing and jobs are being lost, many low <br />income families are struggling to remain housed. This is especially true for the majority of Santa <br />-income households that are suffering with the impacts of housing cost, economic <br />uncertainty and the lack of affordable housing options. <br /> <br />While the city has seen increased production of affordable housing it has not been enough to <br />a <br />1 <br />that about 80 percent of Santa Ana renters are moderate, low and very low-income renters. In <br />addition, it also analyzes that 84 percent of residents hold low-income occupations that pay less <br />2 <br />than $53,500 per year. <br />81% of households. <br /> <br />Yet the most significant increase of housing has been in the above moderate housing category. <br />the City has approved 2,409 above moderate income units. As a result the City has exceeded <br /> <br />1 <br /> City of Santa Ana Housing Element, 2014 <br />2 <br /> City of Santa Ana Housing Element, 2014 <br />Working for systemic change result-income households <br /> <br />