2020 California Legislative Year in Review: A Frustrating End to a Disappointing Year for Housing

On Monday, August 31st, the 2020 California legislative year ended in dramatic fashion, with a flurry of last-second votes and missed deadlines capping off the pandemic-shortened session. With the exception of an important bill extending tenant eviction protections, nearly all of the high-profile policies that were lucky enough to make it to the session’s final days fell just short of passage—to the great frustration of housing advocates and lawmakers alike.

Read our summary of the housing bills that passed during the previous legislative session here.