State Report: Vast Majority of Cities and Counties Are Not Meeting Housing Goals

Hundreds of jurisdictions have failed to meet affordable housing goals and will now be subject to streamlining mandates under Senate Bill 35, the Department of Housing and Community Development announced last week.

Only 13 localities performed to HCD’s satisfaction and will not be subject to mandatory streamlining: Beverly Hills; Carpentaria; Corte Madera; Foster City; Hillsborough; Lemon Grove; Napa County; San Anselmo; San Fernando; San Luis Obispo; Santa Barbara County; Sonoma County; and West Hollywood.

Under SB 35, which took effect Jan. 1, all other jurisdictions will need to speed up their building approval process for certain development projects. You can read a copy of HCD’s report here and a run-down of development projects that are eligible for expedited streamlining at BusinessWire.

See also: The Beverly Hills Affordable Housing Loophole.


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Policy

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 01:56

California’s median home price topped $600,000 for the first time this year. According to the California Association of Realtors, housing affordability is now at a 10-year-low.

Finance

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:44

Kern County supervisors moved forward with a proposal Tuesday that could result in a one percent sales tax increase appearing on the November ballot. But they didn’t do so without complaint.