AB2162 (Chiu; Planning and zoning: housing development: supportive housing), requires that proposed permanent and supportive housing developments meeting certain criteria, be granted approval by local governments within a specified time frame and be considered a “use by right” in zones used for multifamily and mixed uses as well as non-residential zones that allow for multifamily use. Developers are required to provide the planning agency with details of a plan for on-site supportive services for residents. In addition to this, local government is prohibited from placing any minimum parking requirements on developments whose units are occupied by supportive housing residents and located within 1/2 mile of a public transit stop.
It may be worth noting that the bill also specifies that its stipulations do not impede the ability of a developer to pursue a density bonus from the local government or alter the authority of a local government to accept or modify land use policies or regulations that promote the development of supportive housing.
The Housing and Community Development Department is interested in learning the level of understanding on the part of local governments regarding AB2162 – By Right Permanent Supportive Housing. By taking this short survey, you can play a part in helping them learn how to best assist with implementation of this new legislation. To take the survey, click here.