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Where can Article 34 housing can be built?

Under State law, Article 34 applies to rental housing of five or more rental housing units on a single lot or adjoining lots of land that use certain types of public financial assistance.  Article 34 also applies to rental housing developments developed or owned by a city or county.  This means Article 34 housing would need to be built on properties planned and zoned to allow multifamily development.  Properties with the appropriate land use and zoning are generally located in the more urbanized areas of Humboldt County.

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1. What does “low income” mean? What are the income limits?
2. Will passage of Measure I increase my property taxes or sales taxes?
3. Does Measure I apply inside the cities?
4. Do the land use and building rules apply to Article 34 housing?
5. Where can Article 34 housing can be built?
6. What kind of housing would be built?
7. The voters in the cities of Eureka and Arcata already approved Article 34 measures. What kind of Article 34 housing was built? What does it look like?
8. What does Measure I’s language of “2.5% of the existing housing” mean in terms of the number of housing units that can be built?
9. Is there a time limit? Does Measure I expire?
10. If Measure I passes, are developers and builders required to build Article 34 housing?
11. Why did the County and Board of Supervisors put Measure I on the ballot?
12. When is the election?