§ 107.19. Fee Exemption—Affordable Housing.  


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  • Any nonprofit organization shall be exempt, as set forth in this Section, from the payment of any building fee for dwelling units it constructs which are for lower-income and/or very-low-income households.

    To be eligible for this exemption, the nonprofit organization shall present a certificate issued by the Community Development Commission that such dwelling units qualify as housing for lower-income or very-low-income households and that the nonprofit organization is receiving a subsidy from Community Development Block Grant Funds or other public funding sources. This exemption shall not be granted when the subject dwelling units for lower- and/or very-low-income households are being constructed as a condition of approval by any other agency.

    For the purposes of this Section only, certain terms are defined as follows:

    NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION is a corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of the State of California (Corporations Code Section 5120, et. seq.) and which qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law as an exempt organization. A corporation or body organized for the private gain of any person shall not be deemed to be a nonprofit organization.

    BUILDING FEE shall include plan check, permit and inspection fees required by Titles 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 33 of the Los Angeles County Code.

    LOWER-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS shall be as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

    VERY-LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS shall be as defined in Section 50105 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Ord. 2016-0053 § 2, 2016; Ord. 2013-0048 § 2, 2013; Ord. 95-0065 § 3 (part), 1995.)