2024 Policy Priorities

Housing California’s 2024 Policy Priorities focuses on community members most in need of an affordable place to call home.

This includes people struggling to make ends meet and those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. We utilize multiple strategies to meet these goals, including reforming California’s laws and regulations regarding land use and finance, as well as innovative approaches to end homelessness. Housing California leads with the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to prioritize those who have been historically marginalized and/or neglected in decision-making processes, and we work in close collaboration with a variety of partners. These partners include non-profits, affordable housing developers, affordable housing residents and persons with lived experience, foundations, labor unions, trade associations, corporations, and supportive policymakers from a diverse set of backgrounds.

Our 2024 legislative priorities are listed below. As the legislative session progresses, please check this page for updates.

Other Priority Legislation

Support Bills

AB 1657 (Wicks)

Places a $10 billion bond on the November 2024 ballot to fund affordable housing development.

AB 1789 (Quirk-Silva)

Expands eligibility for HCD’s PRP, which finances rehabilitation of older, mostly deeply-targeted developments, to non-HCD projects.

AB 1820 (Schiavo)

Provides developers financial certainty and predictability when estimating the cost of local development impact fees on proposed housing projects.

AB 2304 (Lee)

Deals with masking evictions to protect credit reporting history.

AB 2347 (Kalra)

Eliminates the presumption that if a landlord says they served the tenant an eviction notice that they actually did, among other things.

AB 2353 (Ward)

Allows affordable housing developers to withhold property tax payments without penalty while their welfare exemption applications are pending.

AB 2926 (Kalra)

In the one-year period before an owner of affordable housing proposes to convert to market-rate, requires an owner who receives a purchase offer from an affordable housing developer for full market value to either accept the offer or re-restrict the property.

SB 1187 (McGuire)

Would enact the Tribal Housing Reconstitution and Resiliency Act and would create the Tribal Housing Grant Program Trust Fund.

SB 1395 (Becker)

Empowers local governments who want to address our unsheltered homelessness crisis by building more interim housing do so more quickly and efficiently.

SB 1201 (Durazo)

Requires LLCs to disclose the human owner behind the business.

Oppose Bills

SB 1011 (Jones)

This bill would prohibit under state penal code the act of sitting, lying, sleeping, or storing personal property on any street or sidewalk if a homeless shelter is “available.”

AB 2417 (Hoover)

This bill would would repeal Housing First policies and related requirements.