For Immediate Release
September 13, 2019
Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415
Three P’s Housing Coalition Celebrates Passage of 10 Bills of Bold 2019 Housing Plan to Produce, Preserve, and Protect
Statewide coalition celebrates legislative passage of AB 1482, SB 330 while remaining committed to continuing the fight for AB 1484, SB 50 into next year
Sacramento, CA — The Three P’s Housing Coalition today celebrated the passage of 10 bills by the State Assembly and Senate. These bills now head to the Governor for his signature alongside SB 330 (Skinner) which arrived on his desk last week and SB 18 (Skinner) which was chaptered in July.
"The success of this legislation is the result of thousands of hours of lobbying, emails, calls, meetings, coalition education, and outreach, negotiations and the leadership of Pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rendon, and Governor Newsom. These bills gave every legislator an opportunity to vote to address California's urgent need for housing Production, Preservation, and Protection. Many chose to meet that call and voted to help the millions of Californians impacted by our housing crisis,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation. “Our coalition of business, labor, housing, tenants rights groups, environmental justice, local governments, and many other advocates is emboldened by this success.”
"We applaud the legislature for making significant progress towards housing our families, teachers, nurses, seniors and workforce. Much remains to be done, however to spur housing production particularly for the State’s poor and middle income families and workers. We look forward to continued leadership from the legislature in the next legislative session to confront the housing production crisis that is leaving millions of Californians with no place to live near jobs or loved ones," said Michael Covarrubias, Chairman and CEO of TMG Partners.
At a housing roundtable in Los Angeles in August, 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.”
“The 2019 Plan for Housing Production, Protection, and Preservation is exactly what California needs to address our state’s crushing housing crisis. We know that eviction and displacement can lead to homelessness, and we need to look no further than our streets—where tens of thousands of people rest their heads each night— to see what one emergency or even bump in the road can do to Californians’ housing security,” said Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director of SV@Home.
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 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:
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 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 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.
SB 6 (Beall, McGuire) – Creates a statewide list of all local lands suitable and available for residential development as identified by local governments.
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.
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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