End of Year – State Legislative Activity
December 21, 2022
Eden was proud to support some of this year’s most innovative affordable housing bills, including high-profile legislation that will increase affordable housing development on underused commercial sites, a new aging-in-place program for senior housing residents, and a pro-housing constitutional amendment that will appear on the 2024 ballot. Eden also joined with NPH and housing advocates in other regions to push the state to include $2 billion in this year’s budget for affordable housing programs.
- AB 2006 (Berman) – Streamlines California’s compliance monitoring system by directing one state entity to manage this important work.
- AB 2097 (Friedman) – Limits minimum parking requirements within a half-mile of public transit.
- AB 2011 (Wicks) – Accelerates approvals of 100% affordable housing on underutilized commercial sites.
- AB 2244 (Wicks) – Reduces parking requirements for affordable housing on land owned by religious institutions.
- AB 2334 (Wicks) – Expands the number of sites qualifying for expanded Density Bonuses available to 100% affordable projects.
- SB 948 (Becker) – Creates a new state reserve fund to reduce impacts on rents when public operating subsidies decline.
- AB 173 (Budget bill) – Creates a new state aging-in-place pilot program that allows senior housing providers to hire registered nurses and community health care workers to provide health education, navigation, coaching, and care to their residents.
- SCA 2 (Allen) – Places on the 2024 ballot a proposed amendment to Article 34 of the state constitution, which currently gives neighborhoods veto power over affordable housing.