Housing reform bill passes state Assembly

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The California State Senate approved Assemblyman Richard Bloom’s measure to reform the process for determining and apportioning regional housing needs on Aug. 29.

Assembly Bill 1771 makes several changes to the regional housing needs allocation process, including requiring the regional distribution to be more data-driven and equitable.

“The RHNA is the foundation for important local land use planning decisions; it sets the goals that cities use to plan ahead and the metrics by which they are held accountable,” Bloom (D-Santa Monica) said. “By fixing the RHNA methodology and process, AB 1771 will have a considerable impact on other housing decisions further down the road.”