September 10, 2019
Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415
Three P’s Celebrates Passage of AB 1482 (Chiu) by Senate, Now Heads to Assembly Floor
Sacramento, CA — The Three P’s Coalition for Housing Production, Protection and Preservation celebrates the passage of AB 1482 (Chiu) by the Senate, as the bill now heads to the Assembly floor for a concurrence vote. AB 1482, amended recently after Governor Newsom pushed for even stronger renter protections, will cap rents at 5% plus inflation for the next ten years.
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 know protection is one key piece to a multi-pronged approach to addressing our states’ severe housing crisis. Protecting tenants from egregious rent gouging and unjust evictions, paired with the other bills to produce housing at all income levels and preserve existing affordable housing is how we’ll help seniors, children, families, those experiencing homelessness, those with disabilities, those living with severe mental illness and others find a place to call home,” said Monika Lee, a spokesperson for the Three P’s campaign. “No one should be one emergency away from finding themselves on the street. An increase in rent can hurt hard-working Californians and seniors on fixed incomes, who also have other bills and necessities to pay for. Once passed, these would be some of the strongest tenant protections in the nation.
“The Three P’s has been ambitious and bold in our 2019 California Housing Plan for Production, Preservation, and Protection. Our robust package includes strong two year bills, including SB 50 and AB 1484. We know that to meaningfully address the housing crisis, production must happen simultaneously with protecting tenants. What’s unique and powerful about the Three P’s approach is the willingness of organizations to come together even across traditional alliances, and embrace the multi-pronged approach needed to secure California’s housing future, and to be unified in our call that we won’t accept anything less than Production, Preservation, AND Protection. We urge lawmakers to take the same approach and pass this bill as one component of a larger goal.”
The Los Angeles Times editorial board urged lawmakers to not “squander this opportunity,” as AB 1482 will “provide some temporary relief” as we work on increasing housing production at all income levels.
SB 330, Senator Skinner’s production bill headed to Governor Newsom’s desk, is another key piece of the Three P’s plan to address the housing crisis and represents the strongest “Production” plank to make it to the Governor’s desk so far.
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 (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 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.
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.
AB 1482 (Chiu) – Prevents rent-gouging by limiting extreme or unreasonable rent increases and protects against discriminatory and retaliatory evictions.
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.
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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