For Immediate Release
October 9, 2019
Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415
Governor and Legislature Take Bold, Historic Action on Housing Protection and Preservation, Must Turn Focus to Production Next Year
Three P’s Coalition for Housing Production, Protection and Preservation Applauds
Enactment of 10 of 10 Bills Sent to Governor Newsom
Sacramento, CA — The Three P’s Coalition for Housing Production, Protection and Preservation celebrated the enactment of 10 of 10 bills sent to Governor Gavin Newsom this legislative session. The Three P’s coalition represents a broad and diverse set of organizations from business, labor, housing, environmental justice, local government, and other sectors who have come together to secure California’s housing future. Emboldened by this year’s success on crucial housing measures, the coalition committed to press forward with a bold agenda, focused on housing production, in the second year of the two-year cycle.
“Building on this year’s success, the Three P’s coalition is emboldened for next year’s focus on housing production. This year’s suite of bills enabling more Accessory Dwellings (AB 68, 881, 670 and SB 13) and SB 330 by Senator Skinner (D- Berkeley) certainly represents real progress in expanding opportunities for more homes and stopping the ‘games’ that delay or deny legally zoned housing. California’s need for 180,000 new units of housing each year requires ‘all the tools in our toolkit’ as Governor Newsom has said,” said Michael Covarrubias, CEO of TMG Partners. “The Three P’s coalition will be working with stakeholders and legislators in the coming months to build consensus and support for the housing production bills that did not make it out of the legislature including bills to allow more homes for the missing middle, manage spiraling costs and impact fees and track local progress on housing production. We are committed to moving these bills when the legislature reconvenes in January.”
“The hard work of our business, labor, housing, environmental justice, local government, and other advocates who came together in support of the Three P’s package is the reason for the tremendous success of these Production, Preservation, and Protection measures. We are grateful for the leadership of Governor Newsom and the legislators who led crucial pieces of the Three P’s strategy forward to become law. This year, we demonstrated that coming together across diverse interests is the way to ensure California’s seniors, children, families, those experiencing homelessness, those with disabilities, those living with severe mental illness and others can find a place to call home,” said Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director of SV@Home.
“Tenant protections won big this year in the form of AB 1482 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D- San Francisco). Protecting tenants from displacement through unjust evictions or unfair rent hikes is a crucial piece of the overall puzzle when it comes to housing crisis solutions,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation. “This year’s significant wins in expanding the opportunity for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and access to Surplus Public Lands deserves real attention as well. ADUs are one of the most cost-effective ways to produce rental homes for Californians; AB 68 and AB 881 represent significant opportunities to create more homes and alleviate the housing emergency. While AB 1486 creates those same opportunities by creating much-needed access to unused public lands ideal for affordable infill development near transit and jobs.”
The legislature reconvenes on January 6th for the second part of their two-year session.
The 2019 California Housing Plan for Production, Preservation, and Protection includes:
SIGNED INTO LAW:
● SB 18 (Skinner, signed July 30, 2019) – Preserving 90 days written notice prior to eviction for renters who occupy a property that has been foreclosed upon.
● AB 68 (Ting, signed October 9, 2019) – Removes barriers to the development of Accessory Dwelling Units across California.
● AB 881 (Bloom, signed October 9, 2019) – Removes barriers to the development of accessory dwelling units.
● AB 1482 (Chiu, signed October 8, 2019) – Prevents rent-gouging by limiting extreme or unreasonable rent increases and protects against discriminatory and retaliatory evictions.
● AB 1483 (Grayson, signed October 9, 2019) – Improves transparency and reporting of local housing activity so California can tailor state policy to support local best practices.
● AB 1485 (Wicks, signed October 9, 2019) – 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, signed October 9, 2019) – Expands access to local “surplus” lands available for affordable housing development across the state.
● AB 1487 (Chiu, signed October 8, 2019) – 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.
● SB 6 (Beall, McGuire, signed October 9, 2019) – Creates a statewide list of all local lands suitable and available for residential development as identified by local governments.
● SB 330 (Skinner, signed October 9, 2019) – 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.
ADDITIONAL BILLS IN OUR PACKAGE:
● AB 10 (Chiu) – Increases the state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program by $500 million, including farmworker housing.
● AB 69 (Ting) – Removes barriers to the development of Accessory Dwelling Units across California.
● 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 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 1734 (Chiu) – Expands the property taxation welfare exemption for rental housing to moderate-income households.
● SB 50 (Wiener) – Allows for building housing near existing job centers and public transportation while protecting renters, local government control, and the environment.
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