Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition

May 16, 2019

Contact: Mike Roth, 916.444.7170


Three P’s Coalition to Redouble Legislative Push After SB 50 Held

Sacramento, CA — The Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition released the following 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 today:


"We are extremely disappointed that SB 50 will not move forward this year, having been slowed by the same type of short-sighted politics that have allowed California’s housing crisis to worsen even as more families are pushed out of their homes, businesses strain to retain their workforce, and cities and hospitals work overtime to serve the increasing homeless population. We are committed to working with Senator Wiener to move this policy forward because Californians who are just one bump in the road away from losing their home can’t afford for leaders to stand apart another year. That’s why the Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection coalition will redouble our efforts to pass 17 bills this year to preserve existing affordable homes, protect the families in them, and produce more housing at all income levels. Our coalition recognizes the housing crisis deserves to be treated as such and we must address all of its root causes.”

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.

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

PRODUCE AND PRESERVE HOUSING AT ALL INCOME LEVELS

  • 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.

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

  • AB 881 (Bloom) – Removes barriers to the development of accessory dwelling units.

  • 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.

  • AB 1734 (Chiu, 2 year bill) – Expands the property taxation welfare exemption for rental housing to moderate-income households.

  • ACA 1 (Aguiar Curry, not subject to legislative deadlines) –  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.

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

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

  • 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.

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