Daily Californian: Bill Aimed at Increasing Affordable Housing for Students Passes in California State Legislature

Daily Californian: Bill Aimed at Increasing Affordable Housing for Students Passes in California State Legislature
August 29, 2018 Joanna Rivas

housing_aslesha_kumar_fileSB 1227 — which was issued by California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and which aims to increase affordable student housing — was passed by the California State Legislature on Tuesday, according to a press release. According to SB 1227, developers building housing that is entirely for students will be able to qualify for a “density bonus,” provided that 20 percent of the units are used for lower-income students. “SB 1227 will encourage the construction of more housing and more affordable housing for college students up and down the state,” Skinner said in a press release. “Students deserve to focus on learning instead of worrying about whether they have a place to live.”

 

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