The City of Mill Valley is committed to protecting the City’s unique small-town character (General Plan Goal #1) while encouraging continued diversity of housing, income levels and lifestyles within its community (General Plan Goal #2). Housing, particularly providing a range of housing options in terms of affordability levels, is of particular interest and of concern to the City Council and many community members. Listed below are ways in which the City is working to implement local actions, as well as those regulations established by the State and/or Federal government.
- House Mill Valley - Home Match Program. Be a part of helping Mill Valley house its local community members and workforce! Do you own a home with extra room? Or, do you know of a local community member making less than $100k looking for housing? Visit the City's Home Match page for more information.
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). Visit www.ADUmarin.org to learn more about ADUs and Junior ADUs, including inspiring videos, floor plans, City regulations, and calculator tools to estimate costs. Contact the Home Match program learn about construction loan opportunities for building an ADU that is then rented to a low income household for 5 years, or to connect you with a community member looking for housing opportunities.
- Housing Resources. Visit the City's Housing Resources informational page for tips on home improvements/permitting; financing and loan opportunities; first time homeowner ownership programs; short term rental registration requirements; homeless assistance; and more.
- Housing Equity. The City is working to address Housing Equity through a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) lens and the implementation of Housing Programs contained in the City's Housing Element (see below).
- Housing Element. The Housing Element contains comprehensive and practical programs that address the above-referenced General Plan goals. The Housing Element is updated every 8 years, with the next update scheduled for 2022.
- Housing Advisory Committee. The Housing Advisory Committee was established to assist staff and advise City Council on matters related to the Housing Element and the Affordable Housing Ordinance.
- Staff Report: 2019 Housing Legislation and the City's Housing Work Efforts
- Housing Overview (2019)
- Housing Summit: In 2017 the City of Mill Valley hosted a Housing Summit with the community, see link for information on this event.