June 28, 2019
Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415
“Three P’s” Housing Coalition Applauds Budget Agreement Holding Cities Accountable to Meet Housing Goals
Sacramento, CA — The Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition released the following statement following Governor Newsom’s signing of the FY 2019-20 budget and announcement of a “Big 3” agreement that would hold cities accountable for meeting housing goals.
“With the urgency for action on California’s homelessness and housing emergency growing by the day, the ‘Three P’s’ coalition is pleased that the budget agreement invests $1.75 billion in production and planning for new housing and renter assistance. Ensuring cities meet their goals to increase production of homes for all income levels is an appropriate and important standard for the state to enforce as teachers and first responders are being pushed out of our communities and workers and Californians are worried about their children’s ability to stay in the Golden State. Governor Newsom has declared California must use ‘every tool in the toolkit’ to address the growing housing emergency; our 2019 Plan for Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection employs this approach, focusing on production of homes for Californians at all income levels, preserving existing affordable homes and protecting the families in them, all key parts of our Three P’s strategy.”
The 2019 California Housing Plan for Production, Preservation, and Protection includes:
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.
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 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.
# # #