SB 48 creates a “right to shelter” policy to address the number of homeless individuals and families who do not have reliable access to shelter
December 5, 2018
San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced Senate Bill 48, which aims to ensure that homeless individuals and families throughout California have reasonable access to shelter, including navigation centers. The bill is currently in “intent form,” which means the detailed policy will be developed over the coming months. Senator Wiener plans to convene stakeholders to help craft policy that will create a “right to shelter” for unhoused residents throughout the state.
SB 50—modeled on SB 827 of the last legislative session—legalizes more housing near job centers and public transportation by overriding hyper-restrictive low-density zoning, while protecting against displacement of renters and vulnerable communities
December 4, 2018
San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 50: the More HOMES Act (Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, Equity, and Stability). SB 50 creates new zoning standards for the construction of housing near job centers and public transportation, while protecting against the displacement of renters and vulnerable communities living in those areas.
Sacramento– Today, Senators Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica) and Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) introduced legislation to repeal article 34 of the California Constitution, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles are sponsoring the legislation. Originally added in 1950, Article 34 requires cities to submit projects to a voter referendum when public funds are allocated to developing low-income rental housing. In the decades since its passage, cities have been forced to comply with a web of regulatory requirements and costly elections to build affordable housing.