Yuba City, the county seat of Sutter County, is strategically located in the central valley of California, 40 miles north of Sacramento at the juncture of State Highways 20 and 99. Yuba City is the regional center for commerce and namesake of the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) comprised of Sutter and Yuba Counties.
The economy of the area is based on agriculture, food processing, lumber and wood products. In recent years, the regional economy has experienced further diversification with the establishment of a variety of light manufacturing plants, including food processing, energy and fabrication plants.
The Yuba City area has experienced substantial population growth. The Consolidated Plan presents a strategic vision for housing and community development.
The City consulted with a combination of public and private agencies for an
accurate depiction of the needs within the community. Agencies consulted
include the Consolidated Areawide Housing Authority of Sutter County, Case de
Esperanza, the Depot Family Shelter, the Salvation Army, Pathways, habitat for
Humanity, Sutter County Social Services and Health Departments, Career Training
and Education Center, California Rural Legal Assistance and Rural California
Based on the population growth of Yuba City, it is projected that the City's population will be 33,100 persons and the Yuba City MSA will contain 147,500 persons by the year 2000. The 1990 Census indicates that 7,340 of the total housing units were constructed prior to 1980, with the majority or 4,453 units built from 1960 to 1980. From 1980 though 1990, 3,087 units were constructed. Based on California Department of Finance Data gathered in April 1992, Yuba City had 11, 534 occupied units. Housing units needed for the City are based on an assumed five percent vacancy rate.
An increase in housing units is needed to meet the needs of the City's increasing population. In the years 1980 to 1990, the number of over- crowded households increased significantly along with the population.
Rents for Yuba City have increased over the last ten years. Single family home prices, have increased 71 percent from 1982 to 1990. Of the 565 sales during this period, 260 were under $100,000, while 305 were $100,000 or more.
Based on the increase in housing costs, there continues to be a demand for affordable housing units within the City. The Consolidated Area Wide Housing Authority of Sutter County is the principal provider of long-term affordable housing.
There are 204 units of public housing in the City of Yuba City, consisting of 93 units of one bedroom or less, 56 units of two bedrooms and 63 units of three or more bedrooms. The units are considered standard with the exception of lead-based paint for 112 units of public housing.
There are 555 units of Section 8 assisted housing within the City, 149 units of one bedrooms or less, principally for the elderly, 315 units of two bedrooms and 91 units of three bedrooms or more. There are no anticipated losses of Section 8 units for any reason, including losses through prepayment or voluntary termination of a federally assisted mortgage.
There are 180 units of FMHA housing in the City, 50 units of two bedrooms and 130 units of three bedrooms. In addition, there are 242 units of other HUD housing. 64 units of Section 236 housing and 74 units of Section 8 assisted elderly units.
A proposal to organization a resident organization is under consideration.
The City's Housing Element contains a regulatory barriers assessment which describes the City's strategy to remove or mitigate negative effects of public policies that serve as barriers to affordable housing. The City reviews and updates this document every five years. As other barriers are identified, mitigations will be implemented to avoid barriers which restrict or adversely impact the development of affordable housing.
The City works with the Housing Authority to ensure that fair housing practices are carried out in the community. The City also works with the California Rural Legal Assistance group as a referral for all complaints about housing discrimination.
The City has no surveys on the number of housing units that may contain lead-based paint. However, it assumes that housing constructed prior to 1980 may contain lead-based paint. The 1990 Census data indicates that 7,240 units were built during that period. The Housing Authority has been awarded a HUD grant of $1.2 million for the abatement of lead- based paint in 112 public housing units. Abatement began in 1995.
The City has joined with the other jurisdictions in the region to consolidate economic development activities within one organization. The Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a private non-profit that will coordinate resources and activities related to improving the regions economic presence. The Career Training and Education Center will actively participate with the EDC on development and monitoring of employment opportunities for low and moderate income persons.
Included in the priority community development needs is a recognition of the importance for support of economic development activities. Many of the City infrastructure activities anticipate the demand for additional capacity to improve the economic vitality of the community.
The City prioritizes and identifies community development needs on an annual basis. The capital improvement budget is a yearly exercise which guides City expenditures for necessary improvements over a five year period. As part of the preparation for the plan, projections are made based on the present and anticipated needs of the community. Also included are activities which may be carried out over a longer period of time. All of the infrastructure projects identified are proposed for construction through the year 2000. The ability to preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing is linked to the City's capacity to provide adequate services to the residents. It is the City's goal to ensure that the full range of services are available to maintain an economically and socially healthy community which offers opportunities for all residents, especially low and moderate income.
The City coordinated its Consolidated Plan efforts with various City
departments, including planning and public works. In addition, the City
coordinated with several non-profit organizations previously discussed.
Yuba City's vision for change focuses on providing decent housing and expanding economic opportunities for its citizens.
To meet its housing and community development objectives and priorities, the City will interact with the City Redevelopment Agency. Interaction with other City departments, public agencies and private developers will also be undertaken.
The preservation of the existing housing stock is a priority. The City's housing rehabilitation program will continue to preserve and improve the supply of affordable housing. In addition, the City will utilize land acquisition to increase the supply of affordable housing in the community. Assistance will be given to the homeless shelter. This assistance will directly benefit and provide shelter for homeless families.
As previously stated, the City has identified its infrastructure needs through the year 2000. As funds become available, additional projects may be added that have not been identified. Many of the City's infrastructure activities anticipate the demand for additional capacity to improve the economic vitality of the community.
The City proposes to combat problems associated with poverty by offering opportunities for improvement through the activities it has proposed for 1995. These programs are designed to address homeless and special needs identified within the community. These efforts will be carried out in coordination with other agencies both public and private.
The City CDBG entitlement grant is $549,000. In addition, the City anticipates receiving approximately $40,000 in program income from repayment of business loans made from the economic development program. This totals approximately %589,000 for housing and community development activities.
Yuba City interacts on a continuing basis with various agencies, previously
listed and discussed, to plan and serve the needs within the City.
The City proposes to allocate its approximately $589,000 to address the needs of its citizens. Proposed activities include housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, economic development, homeless shelter, and youth recreation.
Yuba City is relatively small, and as a result, activities will be carried out throughout the City.
The public and private agencies (mentioned earlier) the City consults with relative to meeting the housing and community development needs of its residents are the lead agencies.
The 1995 activities represent a broad approach to addressing the housing needs of the City. Housing rehabilitation and land acquisition activities will assist the City in meeting its affordable housing needs, goals and objectives.
MAP 2 depicts points of interest and low-moderate income areas.
MAP 3 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, and minority concentration levels.
MAP 4 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, and unemployment levels.
MAP 5 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, unemployment levels, and proposed HUD funded projects.