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Spotlight on Legislation

SB-18 Highlights 

Tribal Housing Reconstitution and Resiliency Act

The bill establishes the Tribal Housing Grant Program Trust Fund, overseen by the Department of Housing and Community Development. The fund will support housing programs for Indian families and individuals, covering housing-related services, project costs, and management. Allocations follow a designated formula, contingent on legislative appropriation, and aim to aid eligible beneficiaries in Indian areas.

SB-684 Highlights 

 Land use: streamlined approval processes: development projects of 10 or fewer residential units on urban lots under 5 acres

The bill proposes changes to existing laws governing subdivision and housing development. It requires local agencies to expedite the approval of parcel maps and tentative/final maps for housing projects meeting specific criteria. Housing projects with 10 or fewer units, meeting size and zoning requirements, would be streamlined without discretionary review. Objective design standards could apply, but overly restrictive standards are prohibited. The Department of Housing and Community Development would oversee compliance. Effective July 1, 2024, the bill aims to streamline housing development while acknowledging environmental considerations.

Set for Hearing

September

  • 9/1/23

    • AB-67 Homeless Courts Pilot Program

    • AB-84 Property tax: welfare exemption: affordable housing

    • AB-86 Homelessness: Statewide Homelessness Coordinator

    • AB-323 Density Bonus Law: purchase of density bonus units by nonprofit housing organizations: civil actions

    • AB-408 Climate-resilient Farms, Sustainable Healthy Food Access, and Farmworker Protection Bond Act of 2024

    • AB-430 Community land trusts: welfare exemption: assessment: foreclosure sales: financial assistance

    • AB-464 Public documents: driver’s licenses and vital records

    • AB-531 The Behavioral Health Infrastructure Bond Act of 2023

    • AB-578 Multifamily Housing Program: No Place Like Home Program

    • AB-589 Homeless youth: transitional housing

    • AB-799 Homelessness: financing plan

    • AB-820 State boards and commissions: seniors

    • AB-1085 Medi-Cal: housing support services

    • AB-1215 Pets Assistance With Support Grant Program: homeless shelters: domestic violence shelters: pets

    • AB-1321 California Coordinated Neighborhood and Community Services Grant Program

    • AB-1386 Veterans housing: tenant referrals

    • AB-1439 Low-income housing tax credit: farmworker housing

    • AB-1508 Department of Housing and Community Development: California Statewide Housing Plan

    • AB-1633 Housing Accountability Act: disapprovals: California Environmental Quality Act

    • AB-1734 Local Government: Surplus Land Act: exemptions

    • SB-17 Senior housing: tax credits

    • SB-18 Housing programs: Tribal Housing Reconstitution and Resiliency Act

    • SB-246 California Interagency Council on Homelessness

    • SB-260 CalWORKs: aid payments

    • SB-326 The Behavioral Health Services Act

    • SB-440 Regional Housing Finance Authorities

    • SB-450 Housing development: approvals

    • SB-456 Multifamily Housing Program: nonprofit corporations: homeless or at-risk youth

    • SB-482 Multifamily Housing Program: supportive housing: capitalized operating reserves

    • SB-491 Public social services: county departments: mail programs

    • SB-555 Stable Affordable Housing Act of 2023

    • SB-657 Homelessness services staff training

    • SB-684 Land use: streamlined approval processes: development projects of 10 or fewer residential units on urban lots under 5 acres

    • SB-773 CalWORKs: homeless assistance

    • SB-842 California Interagency Council on Homelessness

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