Sacramento County's Affordable Housing Ordinance

On February 25, 2014, the Board of Supervisors repealed the existing Affordable Housing Ordinance (AHO) and adopted a new one that went into effect on March 27, 2014. It requires almost every new market rate, residential building permit to either pay a set fee, or comply using a few other options.

On June 9, 2015, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the Affordable Housing Program Guidelines.   These Guidelines are to aid applicants, landowners, developers, homebuyers and others in understanding and complying with the Affordable Housing Ordinance.

​Affordable Housing Fee

The Affordability Fee required by the Ordinance, Section 22.35.050, is updated annually every March 1.  The fee as of March 1, 2017 is $2.69 per habitable square foot of each market rate unit.  

Affordable Housing Ordinance Documents

History of Hearings and Workshops