Last year was a comparatively slow year for housing permits in the city of Napa, but a set of project approvals in 2017 – including the green light for 100 affordably priced units – should bring Napa closer to its housing expansion goals, city officials reported, helping to ease the valley’s housing shortage.

Permits were issued for only 38 residences last year, down from 143 in 2016 and 99 in 2015, planning and housing officials told the city Planning Commission on Thursday.