While to most October 13 was an ordinary fall day, it was the cutoff deadline for Governor Newsom to sign many bills into law that will impact the rental industry in California. At press time, these bills had not been signed. These are some of the proposed bills that await his signature.
AB 1482 – Statewide Rent Cap would limit the annual rent increase to 5 percent plus inflation rate for the multifamily housing inventory.
This same bill includes Just Cause eviction policies.
SB 329 – Mandatory Section 8 would make it illegal to reject a prospective resident solely based on their use of Section 8 housing voucher.
AB 1110 – The 60-day notice would be increased to a 90-day notice if rent increases more than 10 percent on a month to month tenancy.
SB 330 – The Housing Crisis Act of 2019 would speed up construction by reducing building permit time, limiting fees and barring local municipalities from reducing the number of homes that can be built. This bill is intended to increase housing supply.
SB 5 – Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program would be established to provide funding for local entities to pay for certain projects that include affordable housing, transit-oriented development, infill development and neighborhood revitalization.
SB 222 – Similar to Mandatory Section 8, this bill would prohibit owners from refusing to accept Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing Vouchers.
SB 644 – Landlords would be prohibited from requiring security deposits two times the rent on unfurnished and three times the rent on furnished homes from military service members. The security deposits would be limited to one month’s and two month’s rent on unfurnished and furnished properties, respectively.
AB 139 – This bill would require the implementation of a transition strategy for permanent housing by better identifying the number of individuals and families at risk of homelessness by local governments.
AB 960 – This bill is intended to help needy families with children while improving CalWORKS’ homelessness intervention program. It would authorize counties to approve additional days for temporary shelter assistance if additional days will prevent homelessness.