SB 330 – The Housing Crisis Act of 2019

SB 330 prohibits local jurisdictions from enacting new laws that would have the effect of reducing the legal limit on new housing within their borders, or delay new housing via administrative or other regulatory barriers. Through its expiration in 2030, SB 330 will:

  • Prevent local governments from downzoning unless they upzone an equivalent amount elsewhere within their boundaries
  • Suspend the enactment of local downzoning and housing construction moratoriums
  • Require timely processing of housing permits that follow zoning rules
  • Ensure the demolition of housing does not result in a net loss of units
  • Postpone requirements for voter approval of zoning, general plan changes
  • Require resettlement benefits and first right of refusal in new units or compensation for rehousing for renters who may be displaced.

Click here for the official fact sheet.

Author: Senator Nancy Skinner (D, SD 9)

Resolution:

SB 330 was signed by the governor on 10/9/2019

Senate Floor (9/6/19): 30 Yes / 4 No

Assembly Floor (9/5/19): 67 Yes / 8 No

Click here for a detailed vote history.

Press Coverage

Berkeley senator’s new law would put moratorium on housing moratoriums – Curbed SF

Newsom signs SB 330, ‘Housing Crisis Act of 2019’ aimed at speeding up homebuilding – OC Register

California lawmaker makes aggressive push against local development restrictions – Los Angeles Times

Supporters:

  • Bay Area Council
  • BRIDGE Housing
  • Building Industry Assoc. – Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter
  • Building Industry Assoc. of Orange County
  • Building Industry Assoc. of San Diego
  • Building Industry Assoc. of Southern CA, Baldy View Chapter
  • Building Industry Association Riverside County Chapter
  • California Apartment Association
  • California Association of Realtors
  • California Building Industry Association
  • California Business Properties Association
  • California Business Roundtable
  • California Community Builders
  • California Council for Affordable Housing
  • California Hawaii State Conference of NAACP
  • CalChamber
  • California YIMBY
  • Central City Association of Los Angeles
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • EAH Housing
  • East Bay for Everyone
  • East Bay Housing Organizations
  • East Bay Leadership Council
  • East Bay Young Dems
  • Eden Housing
  • Emerald Fund
  • Enterprise
  • Equality California
  • Facebook
  • Hamilton Families
  • Leading Builders of America
  • Local Government Commission
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Business Council
  • Midpen Housing Corporation
  • MLK Freedom Center
  • Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
  • Nonprofit Housing Association of North America
  • Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern CA
  • North Bay Leadership Council
  • NRDC
  • Oakland Chamber of Commerce
  • PICO
  • Planning and Conservation League
  • Related
  • Salesforce
  • San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
  • Santa Cruz YIMBY
  • Save the Bay
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • SPUR
  • State Building & Construction Trades Council
  • SV@Home
  • Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • TMG Partners
  • Up For Growth
  • Urban Displacement Project, UC Berkeley
  • Valley Industry & Commerce Association
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Working Partnerships
  • Zillow Group