California’s 2019 Housing Laws: What You Need to Know – Another Wave of New Laws Shifts Housing Processing at the Local Government Level

by hollandandknight : jdsupra – excerpt

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • After the California Legislature passed a high-profile package of 15 new housing laws in 2017, it has continued to focus on housing laws in 2018 to address the state’s epic housing shortage.
  • As Gov. Jerry Brown winds down his time in office, he recently signed into law 16 pieces of housing legislation that will become effective on Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Taken as a whole, these laws continue a significant trend towards increasing the expectations on local governments to make progress toward approving sufficient housing to meet the state’s housing crisis…(more)

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