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3 <br />Progress Report submitted to the CA Department of Housing and Community Development. <br />With above moderate average rents of $2000 - $4000 in these developments, none of <br /> In <br />comparison to the incomes and demographics in Santa Ana, it is clear that the majority of these <br />new rental housing units are not available to address the housing needs of most working <br />families are rent burdened and live in overcrowded conditions. <br /> <br />Proposed Project <br />The Commission supports Appeal No. 2020-04 filed by the Southwest Regional Council of <br />Carpenters (SWRCC) to overturn the Planning Commission's decision based on the failure to <br />address affordable housing needs in Santa Ana. The City has worked to increase development <br />opportunities for all income segments by creating enhanced zoning in areas such as the Metro <br />East Mixed Use Overlay (Center Pointe is proposed here). Metro East Mixed Use Overlay is a <br />of housing, including a <br />Pointe proposed project made a commitment to provide on-site or off site affordable housing as <br />part of the proposed development in an effort to help Santa Ana address housing needs for ALL <br />its residents. Yet the most recent amended proposal did not include affordable housing units or <br />affordable housing alternatives when it received approval by the Planning Commission. The <br />long with the <br />proposed above moderate housing proposal must be fulfilled to assist the City in <br />meeting the housing needs of the majority Santa Ana residents that continue to be <br />burdened by the lack of affordable housing alternatives. This is even more important <br />now because despite the tremendous growth in new housing opportunities in the above <br />moderate housing category in the City, the majority of Santa Ana residents simply <br />cannot afford to buy or rent these units. <br /> <br />The Kennedy Commission is in strong opposition to this project as proposed and we <br />urge you to reject this project until affordable housing is included. The proposed project <br />needs to articulate how the developer and its partners will help address the critical <br />affordable housing needs of residents in the City of Santa Ana. <br /> <br />If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (949) 250- 0909 or <br /> <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br /> <br />Cesar Covarrubias <br />Executive Director <br /> <br />3 <br /> City of Santa Ana Housing Element Annual Progress Report, April 2020 <br />Working for systemic change result-income households <br />