Legislative Public Meetings

File #: 21-0066   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021
Title: Housing Strategy: Update and Discussion on Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park Memorandum of Understanding
Attachments: 1. MOU Scope of Work, 2. Overview of MOU Stakeholders by Mobile Home Park, 3. Draft MOU Terms and Current Positions as of April 8, 2021., 4. Correspondence Received as of April 14, 2021, 5. Presentation to Council 20210420
Related files: 21-0074

Housing Strategy: Update and Discussion on Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park Memorandum of Understanding

On October 13, 2020, Council approved the 2020 Housing Strategy (RTC No. 20-0809). The Housing Strategy resulted in thirteen new policy recommendations called "strategies" and the City Council prioritized the strategies by categorizing each strategy as Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3. Tier 1 strategies are to begin implementation in FY 2020/21, Tier 2 in FY 2021/22, and Tier 3 strategies are to be implemented as time and funding allow.

Mobile home park policy was one of the main features throughout the Housing Strategy and resulted in the most outreach events and most feedback from the community. The Housing Strategy considered two options for rent stabilization: a formal Rent Stabilization Ordinance or a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/Accord; the City Council ranked the MOU/Accord Tier 1. Due to the Council and community interest, work began immediately on the MOU discussions with key stakeholders (Mobile Home Park land owners and Mobile Home Park residents).

On December 8, 2020, the Council approved the MOU Scope of Work and budget (RTC No. 20-0898) associated with hiring BAE Urban Economics and Goldfarb and Lipman as consultants to lead the MOU process (Attachment 1). Official discussions on the MOU began on January 14, 2021.


General Plan: 2015-2023 Housing Element
GOAL HE-1 ADEQUATE HOUSING - Assist in the provision of adequate housing to meet the diverse needs of Sunnyvale's households of all income levels.

GOAL HE-2 ENHANCED HOUSING CONDITIONS AND AFFORDABILITY - Maintain and enhance the conditions and affordability of existing housing in Sunnyvale.

? Policy HE-2.6 Preserve Sunnyvale's mobile home parks as an affordable housing option. Maintain at least 400 acres of mobile home park zoning.

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