Will Housing Finally Break Through in 2021? A California Legislative Preview
Published On February 22, 2021
Now that the deadline to introduce new bills for this year’s California legislative session has passed, our Policy Director David Garcia has written a summary highlighting the key housing issues that will take center stage in Sacramento in 2021 and previewing the housing-related bills that we will be watching this session.
In the shadow of a pandemic and prolonged housing crisis, the 2020 legislative session held disappointing results for housing with nearly every significant housing-related bill failing to reach the governor’s desk. Policymakers widely acknowledge that housing will remain a core issue: many of last session’s ideas have already been reintroduced in the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session, along with many new proposals.
From a new “Building Opportunities for All” housing package to bills aimed at curbing development fees, creating new ADU financing tools, and requiring cities to establish rental registries, we have taken a look at what has been proposed so far and how major housing legislation might break through in 2021. Read the summary here.