CA SB 1500

Title: Housing: federal waiver: income eligibility.
Author: Maria Elena Durazo

SB 1500, as amended, Durazo. Housing: federal waiver: income eligibility. Existing federal law establishes federal housing assistance programs that are administered by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Existing federal law authorizes HUD to waive regulations promulgated to implement these programs, as provided. Existing law, the Housing Authorities Law, establishes a housing authority in each county and each city, known as the housing authority of the county or city. Upon adoption of a resolution by the governing body of the county or city authorizing the authority to function in it, existing law authorizes an authority to, among other things, prepare, carry out, acquire, lease, and operate housing projects and housing developments for persons of low income, as provided.Existing law establishes a low-income housing tax credit program through which, in order to promote the provision of affordable low-income housing within and throughout the state, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee allocates low-income housing tax credits, in modified conformity with certain federal law. Existing law also establishes the Department of Housing and Community Development and requires it to administer various programs regarding housing for persons with specified incomes, including the Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program, which is funded by a continuously appropriated fund, the Multifamily Housing Program, the Infill Incentive Grant Program of 2007, the Infill Incentive Grant Program of 2019, the Transit-Oriented Development Implementation Program, which is funded by a continuously appropriated fund, the Housing for a Healthy California Program, and the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act of 2014, which is funded by a continuously appropriated fund and which the department administers in collaboration with the California Housing Finance Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as specified.In jurisdictions for which HUD has granted a housing authority created pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law, as described above, a waiver to streamline and reduce barriers to entry for unhoused populations seeking entry into projects pursuant to or in connection with specified federal law, this bill would: (1) prohibit certain state entities from taking any negative actions, as specified, against certain participants in the programs described above unless the participant has not cured the noncompliance within 24 months of discovery of the violation; and (2) if an agreement between the participant and certain government entities imposes certain income restrictions, deem the tenant to satisfy that income restriction if certain requirements are met. By expanding the projects eligible to receive benefits from a continuously appropriated fund, this bill would make an appropriation.

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on M. & V.A. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 12).

Bill Documents
CA SB 1500 - 03/18/24 - Amended Senate
03/18/24 - CA SB 1500 (03/18/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1500 - 02/16/24 - Introduced
02/16/24 - CA SB 1500 (02/16/24 - Introduced)

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  • Maria Durazo - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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