“Under a new proposal, churches, synagogues and mosques would be able to build affordable housing on their property even if zoning laws don’t allow it.
“State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) this week introduced legislation that would allow faith institutions and nonprofit hospitals to build housing for low-income residents where local regulations have long created roadblocks that have left religious leaders searching for options.
“Wiener said that the proposals are an easier lift than the controversial SB 50. And, he said, it will be “very hard” for groups who have fought more housing based on the idea that it will lead to displacement to oppose, because the bills center specifically around affordable housing.
““It’s a smart way to create more affordable housing,” said Pedro Galvao of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California, which is helping sponsor the bill.”
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