Californians face an incredible opportunity to use over 38,800 acres of underused land for new, affordable homes.
Through Senate Bill 899, faith-based institutions and nonprofit colleges could choose to make their land available for affordable housing development, regardless of any local restrictions, to meet our communities’ needs.
These institutions collectively own 38,800 acres of land which add up to the size of Stockton, California’s 13th largest city. The bill would remove zoning restrictions and speed up approval processes so affordable homes for seniors, low-wage workers, people with disabilities and low-income families could be built easier, faster and less expensively.
Read more via The East Bay Times…