New bill would allow churches and hospitals to build housing on their land

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“If it becomes law, 100 percent affordable housing projects by “a nonprofit hospital, nonprofit diagnostic or treatment center, nonprofit rehabilitation facility, nonprofit nursing home, or religious institution” would be considered “by right” development, a coveted designation that lets a project skip over a huge amount of red tape.

The bill requires that nonprofits partner with a qualified developer and price the resulting homes toward low-income people.

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