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A Summary Guide for California’s New Affordable Housing Laws

A package of fifteen bills designed to help communities combat California’s affordable housing crisis became law in 2018. The approved bills take different approaches to the housing shortage in California, including providing more funding for affordable housing development, streamlining local government approval of housing projects, restoring local government’s authority to impose inclusionary housing requirements on private housing developers, and strengthening the state’s anti-NIMBY laws.

The new laws have implications and obligations for municipalities, housing related public agencies, and private developers. Meyers Nave attorney Jon Goetz published a one-page guide in the Daily Journal that explains each component of the new affordable housing regulatory landscape. Please click here to read his article.