This is literally the YIMBY-est year in the Legislature. Ho boy. I am reviewing all the bills that dropped today - join me. A thread. (1/x)
First up, AB 10 would increase the LIHTC by $500 million!!! https://t.co/At4VQcArTS
AB 11 (also by @DavidChiu ) would bring back Redevelopment, requiring 30 percent of all taxes allocated by agencies to fund housing!
AB 14 (@LuzRivas ) would appropriate an unspecified amount for the Multi Family Housing Program!! Also very good direction!
AB 16 (@LuzRivas again!) would require better reporting on homeless youth in our schools! Also very cool!
AB 22 (@AsmAutumnBurke) - this one is a real winner. I am just going to quote it "This bill would declare that it is the policy of the state that every child has the right to safe and clean shelter and that no child should be without safe and clean shelter by 2025."
Sorry I am not linking anymore (it's too hard).
AB 29 (Holden) would remove SR 710 from state ownership, protecting the residents there from being evicted for a freeway! Good!
AB 36 (Bloom) is an intent bill for rent control! Excellent!
AB 53!!!!!!!!!!!! (Johns-Saywer) would "ban the box" on rental housing! YES IN MY BACKYARD PLEASE!!!!
AB 56!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Edwardo Garcia) would require a report on how to nationalize the energy industry for all residential customers.
*no not so
AB 67 (@LuzRivas) her fourth on this list! Would require the state to produce a unified definition of "homeless," which is VERY important for program implementation and something we DO NOT HAVE somehow.
AB 68 (@PhilTing) is a MAJOR reform, allowing more casitas or accessory dwelling units. It allows more nice tiny homes in your backyard! Very cool.
AB 69 (@PhilTing again!) would require HCD to develop tiny home building standards, which would make these important homes easier to build. Nice.
(I should say this bill is just specific to accessory dwelling units, not tiny homes generally.)