Tell your state legislators: pass the 3Ps housing plan.
Production, Preservation and Protection: A legislative package to comprehensively address California’s housing crisis.
You don’t need us to tell you that California’s housing crisis has brewed into a full-scale emergency—you probably feel it every day. But we can tell you that there is hope. Just this month, Governor Newsom budgeted $1.75 billion towards home construction across the state. If we can pass the 3Ps legislative package, we can put that money to work on behalf of California’s low- and middle-income families, seniors, and veterans. You can help make that happen—call, text, or email your legislators and ask them to support 3Ps.
Legislation we support
Read more about the legislation that 3Ps supports in the areas of tenant protections, new housing production, and historic preservation.
Produce and Preserve Housing at All Income Levels
AB 1486 (Ting)
Expands access to local “surplus” lands available for affordable housing development across the state. Read the Bill
AB 1487 (Chiu)
Establishes a regional housing agency for the San Francisco Bay area and authorizes the ability to seek revenue in support of affordable housing production and preservation and tenant protections. Read the Bill
ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry)
Asks California voters to approve reducing the voter threshold to fund local affordable housing, supportive housing, and public infrastructure projects from a two-thirds vote to a 55 percent majority. Read the Bill
AB 10 (Chiu)
Increases the state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program by $500 million and eliminates the cap on annual tax credit for individual filers. Read the Bill
SB 6 (Beall, mcguire)
Creates a statewide list of all local lands suitable and available for residential development as identified by local governments. Read the Bill
AB 881 (Bloom)
Removes barriers to the development of accessory dwelling units. Read the Bill
AB 1734 (Chiu)
2 year bill
Expands the property taxation welfare exemption for rental housing to moderate-income households. Read the Bill
SB 50 (Wiener)
2 Year bill
Allows for building housing near existing job centers and public transportation while protecting renters, local government control, and the environment. Read the Bill
SB 330 (Skinner)
Temporarily suspends specific local practices that are documented obstacles to housing production (such as shifting rules and standards, high fees on low income homes, and moratoria to ban new housing), and establishes reasonable time periods for processing housing permits. Read the Bill
AB 68 & 69 (Ting)
AB 1483 (Grayson)
Improves transparency and reporting of local housing activity so California can tailor state policy to support local best practices. Read the Bill
AB 1484 (Grayson)
Increases transparency and predictability by requiring each jurisdiction to post on its website the type and amount of each fee imposed on a housing development. Read the Bill
AB 1485 (Wicks)
Allows for streamlining approval of housing developments that limit 20% of the units to 120% of area median income (AMI) or less. Read the Bill
“California needs to build, build, build — and, in the meantime, protect tenants.”
LA TIMES | Editorial Board
In the News
Press Release: With Housing Costs in the Headlines, Legislature Moves 8 “Three P’s Bills” Out of Committees
Seven of these bills are specifically targeted at easing barriers to production of homes for Californians at all income levels, a key part of a Three P’s strategy that also includes preserving existing affordable homes and protecting the families in them.
Press Release: Startling New Facts on Housing Costs Call for Production, Preservation & Protection
New “Out of Reach” Report Underscores Urgency for California to Act on Three P’s;
Eight Housing Production Bills to be Heard in Legislative Committees this week.
Press Release: California Voters Overwhelmingly Support Tenant Protections
New poll finds overwhelming support for limiting rent increases, providing free legal aid and support to low-income tenants facing eviction, and preventing unjust evictions.
Press Release: Three P’s Coalition to Redouble Legislative Push After SB 50 Held
The Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition released a statement from Co-Chairs Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director SV@Home, Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, and Michael Covarrubias, CEO of TMG Partners after SB 50 (Wiener) was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Press Release: Diverse “Three P’s” Coalition Announces Broader Set of Bills as Push for Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Gains Momentum
The Three P’s bill package now includes 18 bills will preserve existing affordable homes, protect the families in them, and produce more housing at all income levels.
Press Release: LA Times Editorial Endorses Renter Protection Legislation as momentum builds for “Three P’s Approach to Solving California’s Housing Crisis
The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board called upon legislators to “enact strong tenant protections” if they are “serious about easing the pain of the state’s housing crisis.”
Press Release: New poll finds Bay Area voters overwhelmingly support bold, regional action on housing emergency.
A new poll finds Bay Area residents are not only extremely concerned about the availability and cost of housing, but that they support a bold, regional approach to help solve it.
Press Release: Governor Endorses Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition
Governor Gavin Newsom echoed the "Three P’s” strategy endorsed by a broad, statewide coalition of labor, business, housing, and economic justice advocates, calling protecting tenants “one piece of the housing affordability solution."
Press Release: LA Times names Inglewood Exhibit A for Necessity of “Three P’s” Approach to Housing Crisis
A front page story in today’s Los Angeles Times is a glaring example of why California must adopt the “Three P’s” approach to solving the statewide housing emergency by protecting tenants and preserving housing vital to our neighborhoods while investing in new housing production.
Press Release: Diverse Group of Allies, Legislators Unite to Push for 3Ps Affordable Housing Agenda
On Tuesday, a diverse group of elected officials, business, labor, and social justice organizations will come together to rally support for a sweeping new campaign to secure California’s housing future.
Sacramento Business Journal: Newsom says housing crisis must be solved
Glad to hear these words from @Governor Newsom: “We are all in this together. We have a responsibility. We are capable of doing so much more.”
State Rep David Chiu speaking the truth, on why he wrote the bill to create a new Bay Area housing org: “Our challenges are inextricably linked across our region, and we need to tackle them together.”
102-year-old Thelma Smith should be protected from the loss of her home.
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Editorial: Another housing measure bites the dust
The @Santa Cruz Sentinel editorial board calls out the “NIMBYism” of current California politics.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Editorial: Another year of inaction on state’s housing crisis
“No hearing, no vote, no explanation.” That attitude towards efforts to generate housing for California families now and in the future is totally unacceptable.
This is the key: “California is in the middle of a housing crisis that is exacerbating poverty and homelessness and driving people out of the state.”
SF Chronicle: The Real California Resistance is to Housing
The @SFChronicle Editorial staff note that the failure of SB 50 coincided with a new report confirming an uptick in homelessness in the Bay Area.
“It is time to rewrite the rules.” - The @New York Times Editorial board endorses SB50, a bold housing solution and a key part of the 3Ps legislative package.
Progress! We’re getting closer to passing SB 50, part of the 3Ps legislative package that will pave the way for affordable housing production near transit stations and workplaces.
“California needs to build, build, build — and, in the meantime, protect tenants.” The LA Times editorial board recognizes the need for a multi-pronged solution: to produce new housing while preserving existing homes and protecting tenants.
Well said, @LA Times: "The fact is that cities must grow and change, as they always have."