This month, HAC hosted our quarterly Members Only Breakfast Briefing, where Executive Director Corey Smith shared an overview of the organization’s progress and priorities. Throughout the year, HAC has been active with multiple pieces of legislation making its way through Sacramento. HAC Sponsored Bills Assembly Bill 281 (permit review timelines), Assembly Bill 1114 (ministerial building permits), and Assembly Bill 1485 (clarifying AG’s ability to intervene in housing lawsuits) are all still alive and we expect them to be signed into law. On the other hand, HAC sponsored bills Senate Bill 83 (timelines for utilities), Assembly Bill 990 (streamlining protections), and Assembly Bill 1630 (ministerial approval + density bonus for off-campus student housing) did not proceed this session. Other
Corey also touched on local priorities, which include Housing Element implementation and enforcement of state housing law. To do this, HAC is continuing to build a diverse coalition of pro-housing advocates, empowering residents, and developing political will with key decision makers. In doing so, we are seeing progress throughout the region, successfully holding anti-housing cities accountable, and shifting the narrative throughout the state and region.