Housing

Legislation

State bills about all aspects of Housing, including Landlord/Tenant, Zoning and Recovery Residences

 

SB 214 - California Community Transitions program
DRC Support and Sponsor

SB 214 assures continuation of the successful California Community Transitions Program (CCT), which has assisted more than 3,500 individuals in moving out of a nursing home and into their own home or other community setting.

SB 214 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 214 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 940 - Recovery residences
DRC Oppose

AB 940 proposes to expand the oversight of “patient brokering” to include banning the practice in “recovery residences.” Last year SB 1228 (Lara) was signed by the governor.

AB 940 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 940 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 329 - Discrimination: housing: source of income
DRC Support

This bill would ensure California’s most at risk households have access to quality, affordable housing and neighborhoods of opportunity while we work to solve our unprecedented shortage of affordable housing.

SB 329 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 329 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 282 - Personal income taxes: credit: qualified principal residence
DRC Support

Homelessness and incarceration are inherently linked. In fact, people on parole are about 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public. People on parole also have great difficulties accessing housing, and are seven times more likely to recidivate when homeless than when housed, perpetuating a cycle of incarceration and homelessness, as well as inequities in both our criminal justice and housing systems.

SB 282 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 282 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 1042 - Medi-Cal: beneficiary maintenance needs: home upkeep allowances: transitional needs funds
DRC Support and Sponsor

People trying to leave nursing homes face daunting challenges, and none is more daunting than the lack of affordable accessible housing. Around a dozen tables, over a dozen years, state officials and stakeholders have hashed over ways to address this problem, usually concluding that new housing units are needed.

AB 1042 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1042 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 744 - Planning and zoning: California Environmental Quality Act: permanent supportive housing: No Place Like Home Program
DRC Support

There is a housing crisis in California. The shortage of housing is particularly acute for those who are homeless and have mental illnesses. This bill would expedite the local and state siting process for the 20,000 plus housing units authorized through the $2 billion California’s No Place Like Home (NPLH) program that was overwhelmingly supported by voters in 2018 through Proposition 2.

SB 744 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 744 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 1779 - Recovery residences
DRC Oppose

The California Community Care Facilities Act provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities, including alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities, by the State Department of Social Services. Current law also provides that a treatment facility that serves six or fewer persons, regardless of their relationship, be considered a residential use of property and excludes the treatment facilities from local zoning ordinances to the extent they are considered anything other than a residential use of property.

AB 1779 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1779 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 40 - Conservatorship: serious mental illness and substance use disorders
DRC Oppose

Last year, the Legislature enacted SB 1045 (Wiener, Chapter 845, Statutes of 2018), conditionally establishing in designated counties a procedure for the appointment of a conservator for a person who is incapable of caring for the person’s own health and well-being due to a serious mental illness and substance use disorder for the purpose of providing housing and...

SB 40 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 40 Position Letter (rtf)