Santa Barbara, CA adopted a new strategy with its Casa de Las Fuentes housing development. The 42 low-income units in downtown offer excellent access to jobs, shops, recreation, and transit. There are just 16 cars in the complex. This is in response to policies adopted by the city. The highest priority goes to residents who work downtown, do not own a vehicle, and agree to not own one during their occupancy. Rent is reduced by $50 per month. The city council decided that walking to work was a public policy objective.
Affordable Housing: Santa Barbara Housing Authority Builds Development for Downtown Workers, Limits Number of Vehicles