State laws govern how cities make decisions related to housing plans and housing developments. In recent years, the California state legislature has enacted the landmark “2017 Housing Package” of laws intended to spur housing development.
The state legislature’s affordability focus continued in 2019 with another package of housing legislation. In 2021, we expect additional housing bills to be introduced and considered.
The Town of Danville recognizes the challenges of producing affordable housing opportunities in the region and supports policy positions and actions that:
Advocate for a balanced approach (balancing regional jobs, housing, and transportation needs); and
Preserve local decision-making ability, ensuring that cities can address housing challenges in a way that fits with their community character;
Housing Element Related Legislation
The following table summarizes recent state legislation that must be addressed in the Housing Element in a variety of ways (this summary is not exhaustive in its coverage).
|Category||Bill Title |
Bills Removing Barriers to Housing Production
SB 330 – Housing Crisis Act of 2019 and Changes to Permit Streamlining Act & Housing Accountability Act
AB 1763 – Density Bonuses for Affordable Housing
AB 116 – Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District
AB 879 – Expands the required analysis of constraints in the Housing Element
Surplus Land Databases and Reporting Requirements
AB 1486 / SB 6 / AB 1255 – Expansion of Surplus Land Act and Reporting
AB 1483 – Housing Data Collection and Reporting
Accessory Dwelling Units
AB 68 / AB 881 / SB 13 – Modifications to Increase Accessory Dwelling Unit Development
AB 587 – Sale of Accessory Dwelling Units
AB 670 – Construction of Accessory Dwelling Units in Common Interest Developments
AB 671 – Affordable Accessory Dwelling Unit Program Creation
Related Housing Element Laws
SB 166 – “No Net Loss” Law
AB 1397 – Additional justification of Housing Element sites
AB 1505 – Authorizes Inclusionary Housing in Rental Projects
AB 72 – Increased Enforcement of Housing Element Law
Tenant Protections, Established Uses by Right
AB 1482 – Limits annual rent increases
AB 2162 – Requires supportive housing be a use by-right in certain zones
Residents can also stay informed on state housing legislation proposals and the Town’s advocacy positions by signing up for e-mail updates. Click on the link below and select Housing Legislation from the list.