In the past few years, there has been an increased willingness in our region and state to fund affordable housing – both from California’s general fund as well as from local and state ballot measures. For example, in 2016 the Legislature passed No Place Like Home, creating $2 billion in new funding for construction of supportive housing units and on the November 2018 ballot, voters will consider approving a $4 billion bond to fund affordable housing that includes $1.5 billion for affordable housing developments. Supportive housing provides a home for our homeless neighbors. Without streamlining efforts though, those available resources will be underutilized, as has been the case historically.
Introduced by Assembly Members Chiu and Daly (Coauthors: Assembly Members Bloom, Bonta, Caballero, Friedman, and Gloria), California Assembly Bill 2162 expedites the approval of affordable housing developments that include a percentage of supportive housing. To qualify, housing developments must be 100% affordable and set aside either 35% of the units or 15 units, whichever is greater, as supportive housing units. Services must be provided on site for supportive housing residents.
In the face of our current housing crisis, we can not afford to have available housing resources go unused. This bill would lower the potential for this happening.
Help us ensure that California remains vibrant and inclusive. Support 2162