RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
MONTEREY PENINSULA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 11 DEFINITIONS
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ‑ "Affordable Housing" shall mean and refer to housing that is affordable to moderate‑income households. Such housing is affordable if the sales price is equal to or less than three times the maximum annual moderate‑income household income; or if rented, if the annual rent is equal to or less than 25% of the maximum annual moderate‑income household income. "Moderate Income" shall include all salaries, rents and similar sources of income as well as the economic value of property, savings, stocks, bonds, and other assets.
The term "Affordable Housing" shall only apply to a "Dwelling Unit" which is available for private occupancy, but for which ownership and/or occupancy is restricted by recorded covenant or other deed restriction. This covenant or restriction shall be enforceable by either the District or the public and shall limit use of all "Affordable Housing" so that only households of "Moderate Income" or less shall qualify to occupy these units by purchase, by rent, or by lease. This covenant or restriction shall comply with the standards set by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Monterey County Housing Authority for resale and occupancy of "Low Income" and "Moderate Income" housing, and shall require that the District receive notice prior to the removal or modification of that deed restriction. The recorded covenant shall further provide notice to each subsequent owner that any change of water use from an affordable housing use to any other residential or non-residential use shall constitute an intensification of use which shall require payment at the then-present value of connection charges to the District both for the intensification of water use capacity and for the increment of water use which had originally been exempted from the full fee. The recorded covenant and shall be in a form approved by the District General Manager. This covenant shall also require the use and maintenance of water conservation measures as determined by the District General Manager which shall, among other things, maximize the use of low‑flow fixtures and drought resistant landscaping.
Added by Ordinance No. 25 (7/14/86); amended by Ordinance No. 72 (03/21/94)