Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition

July 11, 2019

Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415


Three P’s Applauds Passage of Major Housing Bills;
Keys to Addressing Housing Crisis

Sacramento, CA — With major headlines about the cost of the housing crisis on hard working Californians, seniors, and people with disabilities, the legislature passed six key bills this week that will address housing production at all income levels, preserve existing affordable housing, and protect tenants, all part of the Three P’s strategy.


“We are encouraged by the movement of key pieces of the Three P’s agenda this week and the momentum building for the larger Three P’s strategy to confront the roots of the housing crisis. The legislature has continued to show addressing the housing emergency and homelessness crisis is a priority. Too many Californians are facing difficult choices between paying rent, paying for childcare, healthcare, and groceries as one emergency can mean moving out of state or living on the streets,” said Monika Lee, a spokesperson for the Three P’s campaign. “We agree with Governor Newsom that we can make California affordable to all if we use every tool in our toolkit.”

The Three P’s coalition represents a broad and diverse set of organizations from business, labor, housing, environmental justice, local government, and other organizations who have come together to secure California’s housing future.

SB 18 now heads to Governor Newsom’s desk. The following bills passed key committees this week as some now head to Appropriations committee.

Assembly Local Government Committee 

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.

Senate Governance and Finance Committee

AB 68 (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 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.

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

PROTECT TENANTS

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

  • 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.

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 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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