Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition

May 14, 2019

Contact: Mike Roth, 916.444.7170


Diverse “Three P’s” Coalition Announces Broader Set of Bills as Push for Housing Production, Preservation and Protection Gains Momentum

Sacramento, CA — Days after Governor Gavin Newsom added his voice to the broad array of California leaders calling for production, preservation, and protection as three core strategies to secure California’s housing future, a diverse coalition of housing, labor, business, planning advocates and social justice organizations announced they will back 6 additional pieces of legislation that meet the “Three P’s” goals. 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.


“A couple of years ago, we began a conversation around the need for a collaborative response to the housing crisis. This effort resulted in a coalition of diverse partners, all committed to strategies that produce more affordable and market-rate housing, protect existing families from displacement, and preserve the existing housing stock that tends to be more naturally affordable,” said Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director, SV@Home. “We are excited to see that Governor Newsom’s mid-year budget proposal includes support for this ‘Three P’ strategy.”

“If we are going to confront the roots of California’s housing emergency, we need to be bold and embrace a holistic strategy. The Governor’s latest budget proposal is a sign of the growing momentum behind the Three Ps solutions California needs if it is going to secure its housing future. With an expanded package of bills now moving forward in the legislature, California is ready to preserve existing affordable homes, protect the families in them, and produce more housing at all income levels,” said Michael Covarrubias, Chairman and CEO of TMG partners.

The broader ‘Three P’s’ legislative package will give California even more tools to work with to preserve affordable homes, protect the people and families living in them, and produce more housing at all incomes.

Momentum has been growing for the Three P’s agenda with Governor Newsom echoing the need to tackle root drivers of the crisis simultaneously, and key pieces of the bill package clearing their first legislative hurdles. Meanwhile, urgency for action continues to grow amidst news media reports that teachers, first responders and other Californians are being pushed out of their communities as affordability declines.


Originally a package of 12 bills, the coalition’s agenda has expanded to include:

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.

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.  

SB 6 (Beall)- Creates a statewide list of all local lands suitable and available for residential development as identified by local governments.   

SB 128 (Beall)- Authorizes Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts to issue bonds without voter approval.  

AB 881 (Bloom)- Removes barriers to the development of accessory dwelling units

AB 1734 (Chiu)- Expands the property taxation welfare exemption for rental housing to moderate-income households.

The 2019 California Housing Plan for Production, Preservation, and Protection includes:

PROTECT TENANTS

  • SB 18 (Skinner) – Preserving 90 days written notice prior to eviction for renters who occupy a property that has been foreclosed upon. Policy shifted to budget trailer bill.

  • AB 1481 (Grayson, Bonta, 2 year bill) – Would prohibit a landlord from terminating a lease without just cause, requiring landlords to specify the reason for an eviction.

  • AB 1482 (Chiu) – Prevents rent-gouging by limiting extreme or unreasonable rent increases.

PRODUCE AND PRESERVE HOUSING AT ALL INCOME LEVELS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AB 68 & 69 (Ting) – Removes barriers to the development of Accessory Dwelling Units across California.

  • AB 1483 (Grayson) – Improves transparency and reporting of local housing activity so California can tailor state policy to support local best practices.

  • 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.

  • AB 1485 (Wicks) – Allows for streamlining approval of housing developments that limit 20% of the units to up to 120% of area median income (AMI) or less.

  • AB 1486 (Ting) – Expands access to local “surplus” lands available for affordable housing development across the state.

  • 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.

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