Inclusionary Housing Bill Approved by State Assembly Committee
On Wednesday, April 13, the Assembly Committee on Local Government approved AB 2502 (Mullin and Chiu), a.k.a., the “Palmer Fix” bill, that would clarify that local jurisdictions may require, as a condition of approval, inclusion of affordable units in a multiple unit rental development. The legislation now moves to the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development. At the committee hearing, Patrick Heisinger with the City of San Jose provided strong testimony describing how critical inclusionary or mixed-income ordinances are as one of several tools needed by local governments to address the affordability and displacement crisis by providing some homes in new developments for lower income households. The legislation is cosponsored by NPH, the Western Center on Law & Poverty and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation.