SF Examiner: “Senate Bill 35 will help create affordable homes for vulnerable populations”

SF Examiner: “Senate Bill 35 will help create affordable homes for vulnerable populations”

“Everyone knows California is facing a housing affordability crisis. In fact, recent local polling shows Bay Area residents identify housing as our region’s No. 1 challenge. There are a number of important steps our state needs to take to address this, and we must insist that each and every community has a role to play.

That is why we are supporting Senate Bill 35, authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, which will streamline and expedite the approval of housing — including affordable housing — in cities that are not meeting their housing goals.

Members of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) build the housing that lower-income people live in and that is essential to creating and sustaining inclusive and integrated neighborhoods and communities. To do this work, they need both certainty and predictability in the local approval process and adequate state funding for affordable housing to have the confidence to acquire sites and move forward with extensive pre-development planning…”

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Alina Harway