SCA 2

SCA 2 proposes to repeal Article 34 of the California Constitution with the goal of making it legal to build low-income and public housing in California’s cities. 

Originally passed in 1950, Article 34 gives wealthy California neighborhoods veto power over affordable housing, enabling ongoing segregation and preventing housing from being built where it is needed most.

If voters approve SCA 2 on the ballot, it will:

  • Empower local governments to address low-income housing and homelessness by removing obstacles that prevent needed housing from being built.
  • Lead to more equitable housing outcomes and help address California’s severe shortage of subsidized affordable housing.
  • Save taxpayer dollars by eliminating red tape and prohibitive local fees, making it cheaper to build publicly-funded affordable housing projects.

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Authors: Allen (D, SD 26), Wiener (D, SD 11)

Sponsors: California YIMBY

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Press Coverage

Project Home: Lawmakers Push to Repeal Article 34, Call Language in California’s Constitution Racist – KPIX

A dark side to the California dream: How the state Constitution makes affordable housing hard to build – LA Times

The ‘scar on our Constitution’ that is Article 34—and why politicians are attempting to repeal it in the name of housing – Long Beach Post