Construction Dive: CA passes legislation to spur affordable housing development

Construction Dive: CA passes legislation to spur affordable housing development
June 5, 2017 Peter

Caught amid California’s housing crunch, Senate Bill 35’s passage comes as a potential boon to the state’s future affordable housing stock. And it jives with California Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for legislation that would cut red tape for residential developers, including streamlining the permitting process and incentivizing local governments to meet housing development goals. California State Sen. Scott Wiener, who introduced the bill in December 2016, has echoed that request, saying that market-rate housing should be incorporated into the push for more low- and middle-income properties so as to encourage developers to participate.

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