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File #: 170678    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: NO RECOMMENDATION
File created: 6/22/2017 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 7 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Housing Code," by adding a new Chapter 7-200, entitled "Mixed Income Housing Program," to provide for affordable housing standards; amending Section 14-702 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Mixed Income Housing," to make related changes; amending Chapters 14-600 and 14-700 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled, respectively, "Use Regulations" and "Development Standards," to amend certain zoning standards relating to residential development; and making related amendments; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, HOUSING, USE REGULATIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 17067801, As Amended.pdf
Title
Amending Title 7 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Housing Code," by adding a new Chapter 7-200, entitled "Mixed Income Housing Program," to provide for affordable housing standards; amending Section 14-702 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Mixed Income Housing," to make related changes; amending Chapters 14-600 and 14-700 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled, respectively, "Use Regulations" and "Development Standards," to amend certain zoning standards relating to residential development; and making related amendments; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 7 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:


TITLE 7. HOUSING CODE.

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CHAPTER 7-200. MIXED INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM

§ 7-201. Definitions. As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below. Words not defined here shall have the meaning set forth in the Zoning Code, where provided, unless the context clearly suggests otherwise.

(1) Affordable Unit.

(a) If a rental unit: A dwelling unit rented to and occupied by an Eligible Tenant at a rental cost, including rent and utilities, that is affordable to an Eligible Tenant.

(b) If an owner-occupied unit: A dwelling unit owned and occupied by an Eligible Purchaser, at an ownership cost that is affordable to an Eligible Purchaser. The ownership cost shall be determined by the Department based upon the cost of a down payment and a fixed rate 30 year mortgage consistent with the average monthly rate published from time to time by Freddie Mac, in addition to total monthly costs, including but not limited to property taxes, insurance, utilities, and condominium or homeowner association fees.

(c) A rental or ownership cost of an Affordable Unit shall be affordable to an Eligible Tenant or an Eligible Purchaser if that cost does not exceed 30 percent of the maximum income lev...

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