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Fair Housing Impact Statement for the Analysis of Impediments
Waukesha County 2020--2024
Community Narrative
Action Items to Address Impediments
7. Adopt inclusionary zoning provisions, such as higher density allowances and a waiver
or modification of other development standards where certain set-asides are made for
affordable housing for moderate and low-income families.
4. T
o support higher density residential development, expand sanitary sewer services
consistent with adopted Regional Sewer Service Plans.
3. I
n municipalities served by sewer service, allow for the development of multi-family
housing at a density of at least 10 units per acre.
1. In municipalities served by sewer service, allow for the development of new single-
family and two-family homes on lots of 10,000 square feet or smaller.
8. Adopt flexible zoning regulations such as PUD and TND to permit higher densities and
a mix of housing types.
Community Name:
Describe in the "Community Narrative" section the actions taken from the "2020 Intentions" column and select two items to address in 2021; return this document to Waukesha County by February 2021. The "Currently Meeting" column shows which
action items your specific municipality has already addressed. Add additional information in the "Other" section.
Please review the 2020--2024 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, located at development for more information.
Impediments to Fair Housing
2. Allow for home sizes less than 1,200 square feet.
Impediment #3: Restrictive local land use
regulations and other ordinances
1. Offer financial incentives, or help to connect to incentives like HOME and CDBG, to
encourage the development of affordable housing in low poverty/high opportunity
2. Encourage proper maintenance of privately owned affordable rental housing.
Impediment #2
: Lack of regionally dispersed
affordable housing
1. Participate at a local or regional level in a housing plan process that expand housing
options for low and moderate income people.
2. Participate in regional housing mobility programs.
Impediment #1: Lack of a regional housing
strategy or plan
5. Amend design regulations to promote flexibility in development and construction
6. Communities with sewer service should designate recommended Mixed Use areas on
local land use plan mapping and provide for multi-family housing within Mixed Use
zoning categories to increase supply of multi-family housing.
Impediment #4: Restrictive zoning
regulations for group homes and
community living facilities
1. Develop a diversity awareness curriculum for staff, and fair housing training for key
2. Provide training programs for local leaders, elected officials and general public on the
benefits of population and housing diversity.
Impediment #5: Prevalent "fear of others"
exists among residents, including NIMBYism
2. Consider amending local ordinances to allow community living arrangements to be
located less than 2500’ feet from another such facility.
1. Review community living arrangements / group home sections of zoning ordinances
to determine if the regulations limit development of these facilities and make
appropriate changes.
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2. Facilitate affordable and workforce housing development near existing and planned
transportation facilities.
3. Provide incentives for affordable housing development, such as density bonuses and
fee waivers, to spur development.
5. Designate areas suitable for mixed use development on local land use plan maps.
Areas near job centers should be prioritized to provide for a variety of housing types
and opportunities to live and work within the same area.
4. Educate elected officials and local leaders of communities in the Collaborative region
about the need for affordable and workforce housing to ensure continued economic
Impediment #7: Lack of fair housing
enforcement and guidance
1. Develop fair housing ordinance to affirmatively state desire to provide equal access to
housing. A fair housing ordinance typically includes: a. A definition of the protected
classes b. Types of real estate transactions that are subject to the ordinance c.
Identification of the entity responsible for receiving fair housing complaints
2. Support fair housing enforcement. Consider financially supporting agencies that
further fair housing efforts. Host fair housing training in your community. Create and
distribute materials on fair housing to landlords and Realtors.
Impediment #9: Gap in homeownership by
racial and ethnic minorities compared to
white households
1. Create or support the creation of training/counseling programs to encourage current
renters to become homeowners to increase the number of minority households in the
region who are homeowners.
Other: Please list any other actions taken to
alleviate impediments to fair housing
Impediment #8: Lack of accessible housing
for persons with disabilities
Impediment #6: Strong Jobs-Housing-
Transit Mismatch
Impediments to Fair Housing
1. Encourage development of new affordable and/or mixed income housing near job
centers in communities throughout the Collaborative region.
Action Items to Address Impediments
Community Narrative
1. Prioritize public funding for housing developments that address the needs of people
with disabilities or the elderly.
2. A
dopt or promote construction design concepts such as universal design (UD) and
Visit-ability standards and features in all new housing, including consideration of
providing density bonuses or other incentives to encourage such housing.