Support These Sustainable Housing Bills
The California Housing Partnership is excited to play a leadership role in helping Legislators develop the following 2023 solutions that not only increase the supply of affordable homes but also help advance the state’s agenda to fight climate change and increase resiliency while continuing to advance racial equity and economic inclusion:

1) AB 1181 (Zbur) reduces barriers so that multifamily housing has access to the Self-Generation Incentive Program to install energy storage.

2) AB 1307 (Wicks & Rivas) specifies that unamplified voices of residents is not a significant effect on the environment under Californian Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

3) AB 1449 (Alvarez) provides a CEQA exemption for certain housing developments where all units are affordable.

4) SB 355 (Eggman) broadens the eligibility for the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. 

If you indicate your organization's support on an item and provide your information in this form, the Partnership will submit support letters for you. Please take action today to keep California on track to reach these important goals!
Individuals may download the sample support letters available within the form and submit to show their support.
Support our other co-sponsored 2023 bills (featured in our February Action Alert):

1) AB 1657 (Wicks) places an affordable housing bond on the 2024 ballot.

2) AB 84 (Ward) allows the welfare property tax exemption for affordable housing to take effect upon recordation of deed-restrictions.

3) AB 346 (Quirk-Silva) allows TCAC to pair enhanced state low-income housing tax credits with either 9% or 4% federal credits in years when CDLAC is competitive.

4) AB 578 (Berman) caps HCD monitoring fees so that more money can be leveraged to build housing.

5) AB 1053 (Gabriel) reduces affordable housing costs by funding HCD loans during construction.

6) SB 341 (Becker) more appropriately aligns prohousing incentives to program where local governments are the applicants.

7) SB 469 (Allen) exempts LIHTC and HCD-funded developments from Article 34.

8) SB 482 (Blakespear) requires HCD to offer capitalized operating subsidy reserves for supportive units under the Multifamily Housing Program.
These bills will not be sufficient in and of themselves to solve California’s affordable housing crisis, which requires a long-term, comprehensive, evidence-based set of policy solutions at scale, similar to those described in the Roadmap Home 2030. The Roadmap Home 2030 lays out a bold vision for solving California’s affordable housing and homelessness challenges over a 10-year period. Which is why we will be supporting an additional package of Roadmap Home legislative priorities in April. Stay Tuned!
Learn more by visiting the State Policy section of our website.
Andrew Dawson
Policy Advocacy Manager
Mark Stivers
Director of Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy
About the California Housing Partnership
The California Housing Partnership creates and preserves affordable and sustainable homes for Californians with low incomes by providing expert financial and policy solutions to nonprofit and public partners. Since 1988, the Partnership's on-the-ground technical assistance, applied research, and legislative leadership has leveraged $30 billion in private and public financing to preserve and create more than 85,000 affordable homes. |

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