AB 2162 – Supportive Housing by Right
Streamlined ministerial approval for projects that include supportive housing
CEQA not required for supportive housing projects that comply with local requirements, are 100% lower income and 25% of units are supportive.
AB 3194 – Housing Accountability Act
Limits local government determination of project inconsistency with zoning ordinance if the zoning doesn’t allow the maximum residential use, density or intensity in general plan.
Requires finding of a significant, quantifiable, direct, and unavoidable impact to disapprove or condition approval of projects if compliance with applicable, objective general plan, zoning, and subdivision standards and criteria.
SB 765 – SB 35 Clean Up
100% affordable projects are exempt from the “skilled and trained workforce” labor requirement.
Only objective standards may be applied, including those related to subdivisions.
All local agency approvals for project are exempt from CEQA.
AB 2753– Density Bonus Application
Jurisdictions must notify density bonus applicants in writing w/in 30 calendar days of application of completeness.
Local government must notify applicant of re-submitted density.
Bonus application in writing w/in 10 business days of resubmittal.
Local government has 60 days from complete application to approve or disapprove a density bonus.
Application deemed completed and density bonus granted if deadlines not met.
SB 1227 - Density Bonus for Student Housing
Requires up 35% density bonus projects with at least 20% of the total rental beds for very low income students enrolled in higher education at accredited institutions.
Density Bonus (continued)
AB 2372 - Floor Area Ratio Bonus for Affordable Housing
Allows local government to adopt ordinance to grant floor area ratio (FAR) bonus in lieu of a density bonus. Project requirements include:
Multifamily development of 5+ units.
Located in urban infill site within transit priority area or within ½ mile of major transit stop.
Zoned for 20 units per acre.
Either 11% of affordable units for Very Low Income or 20 of affordable units for Low Income.
AB 1771 & SB 828 – RHNA
Requires modifications of regional RHNA allocation methodologies
RHNA must account for overcrowded housing units and cost burdened households, units lost related to a state of emergency
Gives HCD oversight authority over RHNA allocations
AB 686– Housing Discrimination
Codifies recent HUD rules on jurisdictions’ obligation to further fair housing.
Housing elements and other planning documents must analyze how zoning programs/development approvals address/ reverse historical segregation patterns caused by past zoning practices.
AB 1804 – Infill Exemption for Counties
CEQA exemption applicable to unincorporated areas of counties.
Developments have minimum density and location requirements (must be urbanized area.)
AB 2341– Limited Aesthetic Impact Exemption
CEQA exemption for rehabilitation or replacement of existing, vacant structure (within building envelope) with residential development.
AB 1333 – Charter Cities
Government Code provisions now apply to Charter Cities.
Consistency requirement applicable to general plan, specific plans and zoning.
No Net Loss” requirements apply to housing element inventory sites.
Specific findings required for growth control measures.
Maps and Permits
AB 2913– Extension of building permits
Extends residential building permits from six months to one year.
One or more extensions of 180 days can be granted if justifiable cause
AB 2973– Subdivision map extensions (Central Valley)
2 years for tentative subdivision maps in certain Central Valley jurisdictions 1771