Governor Newsom Announces Identification of New State Affordable Housing Sites and Signs Legislation to Boost Housing on State Property

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Five state-owned sites identified for housing under Excess Land for Affordable Housing Executive Order

SB 561 and AB 2233 codify and build on the success of the Excess Land for Affordable Housing program

AB 2592 requires the DGS to prepare a report to the Legislative Assembly on a streamlined plan to transition underutilized multi-story public buildings to housing

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and California Department of General Services (DGS) are seeking qualified developers to develop housing on five state-owned properties . This is the latest offering under one of the first Executive Orders (N-06-19) Governor Newsom issued upon taking office in 2019, creating the Excess Land for Affordable Housing program. To date, this successful program has brought together 16 partnerships between the state, affordable housing developers and local communities to produce sustainable, innovative and cost-effective housing on surplus state-owned sites, creating a pipeline of more than 4,400 new homes in various stages of development.

Governor Newsom also announced the signing of SB 561 by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa), AB 2233 by Assemblyman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), and AB 2592 by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) – all passed by the Legislature to create more affordable housing, and codify and build on the success of the Excess Land for Affordable Housing program.

California’s housing affordability crisis has spanned more than half a century, and the state is addressing this fundamental challenge with an innovative ‘all of the above’ approach, Governor Newsom said. “We’ve made unprecedented investments and progress to create more homes in California over the past four years, including using state-owned land to build homes – one of my first actions in 2019. I am grateful to Senator Dodd, Assemblyman Quirk-Silva and Assemblyman McCarty for their efforts to help us accelerate our progress and bring more affordable housing across the state.

The sites announced today aim to create hundreds of new homes for low-income Californians. They include former State Water Resources Board office buildings in Fresno, former Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation offices in Covina, a one-story commercial building in Midtown Sacramento, a vacant California Department of Transportation site in Oceanside and a buffer zone. near Atascadero State Hospital in Atascadero.

SB 561 codifies the Executive Order on Excess Land for Affordable Housing by requiring the DGS and HCD to identify excess state land that can be used for affordable housing development.

AB 2233 also helps codify the executive order, requires the California Housing Finance Agency, HCD and DGS to identify and prioritize surplus properties that can be used for profitable housing developments – and generates a progress report to the Legislative Assembly .

AB 2592 requires the DGS to prepare a report to the Legislative Assembly on a streamlined plan to transition underutilized multi-storey public buildings to housing with the goal of expanding affordable housing and adaptive reuse opportunities.

A full list of bills signed by Governor Newsom can be found below:

  • AB 58 by Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – Student Health: Suicide Prevention Policy and Education.
  • AB 392 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-North Hollywood) – Clinical Laboratories: Total Protein Testing: Clearance.
  • AB 498 by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Medi-Cal: County-Organized Health System: Orange County Health Authority.
  • AB 748 by Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) – Student Mental Health: Mental Health Assistance Posters.
  • AB 1628 by Assemblyman James C. Ramos (D-Highland) – Social Media Platforms: Electronic Content Management: Controlled Substances.
  • AB 1832 by Member of the Assembly Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) – Waters subject to the influence of the tides: extraction of hard minerals.
  • AB 1867 by Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) – School Facilities: Modernization Projects: Bathrooms.
  • AB 1932 by Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) – Public Contracts: Construction Manager’s Risk Construction Contracts.
  • AB 2000 by Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) – Motor Vehicle Speed ​​Contest and Speed ​​Shows: off-street parking facilities.
  • AB 2109 by Assemblyman Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) – White sharks: ban on use of attractants.
  • AB 2233 by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – State Excess Land: Affordable Housing Development.
  • AB 2592 by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) – Housing: Underutilized public buildings.
  • AB 2648 by Assembly Member Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City) – Air Ambulance Services.
  • AB 2681 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – The California Concert and Festival Crowd Safety Act.
  • AB 2777 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) – Sexual assault: statute of limitations.
  • AB 2955 by the Labor and Employment Board – Classification of workers: commercial fishing industry.
  • AB 2959 by Judicial Commission – Child Sexual Abuse: Complaints.
  • SB 45 by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) – Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Reduction Goals: Assistance from Local Authorities.
  • SB 561 by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) – Excess State Property: Digital Inventory: Affordable Housing.
  • SB 768 by Sen. Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) – CalWORKs: post-secondary education.
  • SB 1027 by Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – San Diego River Conservancy.
  • SB 1079 by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) – Vehicles: sound-activated enforcement devices.
  • SB 1453 by Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) – Speech-Language Pathologists.
  • SB 1494 by Governance and Finance Committee – Property Taxation: Revenue Allocation: Sales of Tax Defaulted Properties.
  • SB 1498 by Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions – Financial Institutions: Department of Financial Protection and Innovation: Money Transmissions.

The Governor also announced that he had vetoed the following bills:

  • AB 552 by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Integrated School Behavioral Health Partnership Program. A veto message can be found here.
  • AB 1965 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) – California Antihunger Response Act of 2022. A veto message can be found here.
  • AB 2548 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-North Hollywood) – California Child Development Savings and Investment Program. A veto message can be found here.
  • AB 2663 by Assemblyman James C. Ramos (D-Highland) – Youth Acceptance Project. A veto message can be found here.
  • AB 2677 by Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) – Information Practices Act of 1977. A veto message can be found here.
  • AB 2784 by Assemblyman Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) – Solid Waste: Thermoformed Plastic Containers: Post-consumer thermoformed recycled plastic. A veto message can be found here.
  • SB 785 by Sen. Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) – Public Post-Secondary Education: California Promise Program: California State University students. A veto message can be found here.
  • SB 870 by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) – Developmental Services. A veto message can be found here.
  • SB 1191 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) – Medi-Cal: pharmacogenomic testing. A veto message can be found here.

For the full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.

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