Mercury News: “SB 50 is up for a key Senate vote this month”

Mercury News: “SB 50 is up for a key Senate vote this month”

“Several housing laws passed in 2019 go into effect Wednesday — including California’s first statewide cap on rent increases, measures that make it easier to build in-law units in backyards and garages, and a bill that reduces barriers to new home construction. Experts expect several other stalled or killed housing bills to attempt comebacks this year. Those could include measures to reduce residential building fees and provide billions in state funding for affordable housing projects.

“But the main event this year will be SB 50…

“‘We’re really excited for round two,’ said Amie Fishman, executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. ‘There’s a lot of attention and interest in a major production bill, and SB 50 is well positioned.'”

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Alina Harway