Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition

September 6, 2019

Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415 

Three P’s Celebrates as SB 330 (Skinner) Heads to the Governor’s Desk

 

Sacramento, CA —  The Three P’s Coalition for Housing Production, Protection and Preservation celebrates the passage of SB 330 (D - Skinner) from the Senate floor after its concurrence vote. The bill now heads to Governor Newsom’s desk. 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.

“We are thrilled that another bill in our 2019 Plan for Housing Production, Protection and Preservation is headed to the Governor’s desk. SB 330 is one of our last chances this year for increasing production and density, specifically in cities that have blocked or placed obstacles in the way of urgently needed housing,” said Monika Lee, a spokesperson for the Three P’s campaign. “This bill will speed up permitting for housing using existing rules, recognizing the seriousness of the housing crisis we are in. It also includes measures that protect tenants from displacement. It is absolutely essential that we help seniors, children, families, those experiencing homelessness, those with disabilities, those living with severe mental illness and others find a place to call home. We urge Governor Newsom to swiftly sign this important piece of legislation.”  

At a housing roundtable in Los Angeles last month, Governor Newsom reiterated the need for California to “produce housing, prevent evictions… and preserve existing housing stock.” He said, “It’s not just about production. It’s not just preservation. It is equally about prevention. Those Three P’s have to be front and center of this debate.”

 

Nine additional bills from the Three P’s package are pending floor votes ahead of the September 13th deadline. SB 18, also by Senator Nancy Skinner, was the first of the package to be signed back in July.

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. 

 

HEADED TO THE GOVERNOR’s DESK:

  • 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.

ON THE SENATE FLOOR:

  • 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 1482 (Chiu) – Prevents rent-gouging by limiting extreme or unreasonable rent increases and protects against discriminatory and retaliatory evictions.

  • 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.

ON THE ASSEMBLY FLOOR:

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

ADDITIONAL BILLS IN OUR PACKAGE:

  • AB 10 (Chiu) – Increases the state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program by $500 million, including farmworker housing.  

  • 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 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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