2020 State Recommendations

  1. Streamline Department of Housing and Community Development rental housing funding programs through a single application and award process to reduce development costs.
  2. Make permanent the $500 million annual increase to the California Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program to jump-start affordable housing production and provide an additional $100 million annually to rehabilitate existing affordable rental properties.
  3. Create a new Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit to preserve existing affordable housing at risk of conversion and to fight displacement pressures.
  4. Allow affordable housing to be built by right on land currently zoned for commercial or public uses and on church-owned lands. 
  5. Reduce the threshold for voter approval of local funding of affordable housing and infrastructure from 67% to 55% as was done for educational facilities in 2000. 
  6. Exempt supportive housing and affordable housing funded by MHP, HOME or CDBG from CEQA reviews.