Slew of Pro-Housing Bills Headed to Governor Newsom’s Desk For Signatures

In one of the most dramatic closes to a legislative session in recent memory, and after countless phone calls, hours waiting to give public comment, nights of policy analysis, and days activating allies on social media, the rollercoaster 2019 California legislative session closed last week. After the summer saw critical housing bills like SB 50…

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Summer Recess 2019: A Bill-By-Bill Breakdown of Statewide Housing Legislation

Summer Recess 2019: A Bill-By-Bill Breakdown of Statewide Housing Legislation

With the creation of the Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition, HAC’s regional and Sacramento-focused advocacy arm, 2019 has been the most active year in the capital for our organization. So far, HAC has officially taken support positions on 24 different housing bills; all would lead to the creation of more housing at all levels of…

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Governor Brown Signs 15 Housing Bills

Governor Brown Signs 15 Housing Bills

Governor Jerry Brown came to San Francisco on Friday, September 28th to sign into law 15 housing bills that address process reform, funding and local accountability for building homes in California. Many lawmakers, media, legislative staff and advocates gathered at Hunters View, a mixed-income project in the Bayview, to witness this landmark event. “This is the…

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California Legislature Passes Major Housing Package

On the evening of September 14th, the California Legislature passed three major housing bills that will improve the process for building homes and create new funding sources to subsidize affordable housing. They include SB2, SB3 and SB35. SFHAC endorsed all three measures and is thrilled our elected officials in Sacramento have finally taken steps to…

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SFHAC Urges Governor to Pass State Housing Package

SFHAC Urges Governor to Pass State Housing Package

The SFHAC Executive Committee has formally endorsed the proposed state housing package that would create new funding sources and badly-needed process reforms. We urge the legislature to pass the three bills at stake: Senate Bill (SB) 2, SB3, and SB35. These measures would be a step in the right direction to address California’s severe housing…

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