San Mateo Daily Journal: Housing legislation stalls… frustrated advocates look ahead

San Mateo Daily Journal: Housing legislation stalls… frustrated advocates look ahead

“This year’s most controversial piece of housing legislation stalled in Sacramento, as lawmakers tabled state Sen. Scott Wiener’s proposal to solve California’s affordability crisis by building dense housing near job centers and transit hubs.

“Senate Bill 50 was declared a two-year bill during the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on bills sent to the suspense file Thursday, May 16…

“Amie Fishman, executive director of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California, expressed a mix of frustration and optimism with the decision.

“’While we’re extremely disappointed by today’s decision to turn SB 50 into a two-year bill, delaying solutions while families suffer, [the Nonprofit Housing Association] is determined to keep working to make SB 50 a reality,’ she said in a prepared statement.”

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Alina Harway