Residents asked to weigh in on use of affordable housing fees

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Redwood City residents are invited to attend a public meeting next month where they will be asked to provide input on how affordable housing fees in Redwood City should be used.

In recent years, the city has been moving toward raising revenue to support affordable housing creation. City Council has approved affordable housing impact fees on new residential and commercial development, and it also recently took steps toward taxing short-term rentals such as AirBnB, and using that revenue to support affordable housing.

Now, the question is how to allocate the money going to the city’s Affordable Housing Fund.

On May 22, residents are being asked to join the Housing and Human Concerns Committee for a discussion on how to best use those funds at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Redwood City, Home for All, Redwood City Library Foundation and Redwood City 2020 are cohosting the event.

For more information, go here.