General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Housing, Community and Economic Development Programs

Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Offset Program for Affordable Housing


The Board of Supervisors has long recognized that high traffic impact fees, while appropriate to address traffic impacts from development, have a negative effect on efforts to develop housing affordable for lower income households. The Traffic Impact Fee Offset Program for Developments with Affordable Housing Units ( Board Policy B-14) includes a provision to set aside $1.0 million of federal and state transportation revenues annually, for a period of twenty (20) years, to be used to offset Traffic Impact fees in the development of affordable housing. The Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Offset Program allows for a reduction of traffic impact fees and is not a cash subsidy. Only income restricted units are eligible for the offset. A housing development project of more than five (5) units where at least twenty (20) percent of the units will be affordable to very low-, low-, or moderate-income households, or accessory-dwelling units targeted to the aforementioned income group(s), on owner occupied property, may be eligible for Traffic Impact fee offset under specific program guidelines.  Applications for the fee offset will be considered twice each year in January and July. The Board of Supervisors will award consider approvals for the Traffic Impact Fee offset based upon the recommendation of the Review Committee and Chief Administrative Officer . The TIF Fee Offset application is available upon request. Interested parties may call (530) 621-5159 or by email to cynthia.freeland@edcgov.us

Supporting Documents and Links

 

Table 1 - TIF Fee Offset

Applies to Ownership Units

Affordability Level

Very Low

Low

Moderate

20 years

100%

75%

25%

15 years

75%

50%

0%

10 years

50%

25%

0%

Applies to Rental Units

Affordability Level

Very Low

Low

Moderate

20 years (minimum)

100%

75%

25%

 

Table 2 - Second Units

Existing Homeowner Building a 2nd Unit

New Construction

Length of Affordability

% of TIM Offset

Length of Affordability

 % of TIM Offset 

20 years

100%

Not less than 20 years

100%

15 years

75%

10 years

50%

 

Key Dates
Applications available at the Development Services DepartmentDecember and June of each year
*Pre-submission meeting at the Development Services Department is required** December 15 and June 15
Questions and requests for additional information accepted** December 15 – 30 and June 15 - 30
Application Submission ** January 1 - 15 and July 1 - 15
Notification to developer team who failed to meet submission requirementsJanuary 16 - February 28
July 16 – August 28
Advisory Group meetings to recommend projectsJanuary 20 – February 28
July 30 - August 28
Board of Supervisors awards funding Not later than March 31st and September 30th

* A pre-submission meeting will be held to ensure that all potential applicants understand the process for submitting petitions. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

** Deadline is at 5 p.m. of the final date. Deadlines that occur on weekends and holidays will be extended to the next business day.

 

INCOME LIMITS FOR TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE OFFSET​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
2021 State Income Limits for El Dorado County* ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Income Category

​Number of Persons in Household

1 Person2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons7 Persons8 Persons
Extremely Low Income
30% AMI $  19,050  $  21,800  $  24,500  $  27,200  $  31,040  $  35,580  $   40,120 $44,660
Very Low Income50% AMI$31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550  $     56,200 $59,800
Low Income
80% AMI$50,750 $58,000 $65,250 $72,500 $78,300 $84,100  $     89,900 $95,700
Median Income100% AMI$63,750 $72,900 $82,000 $91,100 $98,400 $105,700  $   112,950 $120,250
Moderate Income
120% AMI$76,500 $87,450 $98,350 $109,300 $118,050 $126,800  $   135,550 $144,300

*Effective 4/26/21

https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/income-limits/state-and-federal-income-limits.shtml ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​