July 30, 2019
Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415
Three P’s Coalition Celebrates Signing of First Bill in Sweeping Production, Preservation and Protection Package
SB 18 (Skinner) Protects Tenants in Foreclosures
Sacramento, CA — The Three P’s housing coalition celebrated the signing of the first bill in the bold 2019 Plan for Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection. SB 18 by Senator Nancy Skinner (D — Berkeley) was signed by Governor Newsom today; the law will preserve the 90 days written notice prior to eviction for renters who occupy a property that has been foreclosed upon.
“Protection, one of the multi-pronged Three P’s approaches, is absolutely integral to addressing our state’s housing crisis. Keeping families and hard working Californians in their homes, in their communities, and off the streets, is essential to our collective futures,” said Monika Lee, a spokesperson for the Three P’s campaign. “We thank Senator Skinner for her work on this important effort. With SB 18, we are one step closer to a California where everyone — seniors, children, families, those experiencing homelessness, those with disabilities or experiencing mental health challenges — has a safe and affordable place to call home. With a broad coalition of support for the Three P’s agenda, we will see more bills from our package on Governor Newsom’s desk soon.”
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. The package of bills continues to move through the legislature; many will be considered in appropriations committees after the summer recess.
The 2019 California Housing Plan for Production, Preservation, and Protection includes:
AB 1482 (Chiu) – Prevents rent-gouging by limiting extreme or unreasonable rent increases and protects against discriminatory and retaliatory evictions.
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, including farmworker housing.
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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