Aug. 30, 2016
Issue #75

Editor's Note

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SB 1069 Erodes Local Control and Fails to Provide True Solution to State’s Need for More Affordable Housing

Bill Returning to Senate for Concurrence and on to Governor

There is no arguing that California has a housing problem. Rent and housing costs continue to increase and California’s affordable housing stock is not sufficient to meet the needs of the state’s residents, especially in some of the most congested areas. California needs more policies that provide affordable housing funding and unfortunately legislation that is purported to help the housing crisis, in fact would do little to alleviate the problem. The measure has one more step before being sent to Gov. Jerry Brown and cities should be ready to submit veto request letters to him.

Affordable Housing, Housing, Economic Development, Legislation

League Removes Opposition to Development Bonus Legislation

The League last week removed its opposition to AB 1934 (Santiago), legislation on development bonuses. Assembly Member Miguel Santiago’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation creates a development bonus when a commercial developer enters into an agreement with an affordable housing developer to contribute to a project to develop affordable housing. The legislator recently accepted a number of League-offered amendments that are designed to make the law more workable at the local level.

Affordable Housing, Housing, Economic Development, Legislation

HUD Announces Grant to Help Communities Support Needs of Homeless Youth

Nov. 30 is Deadline to Apply

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will select up to 10 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Affordable Housing, Housing, Grants and Funding
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