Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee passed several important bills this week. Among them were: AB 532 (Gordon), to make $8.8 million in HCD’s Local Housing Trust Fund Matching Grant Program available to existing Housing Trust Funds; and AB 952 (Atkins), which would provide increased funding for projects serving special need populations, including persons who are homeless.
Senate committees took up a few housing measures as well. Governance and Finance passed SB 470 (Wright) , to restore to local governments some select powers of former RDAs. The committee also unanimously approved SB 409 (Emmerson). The bill was amended earlier in the week and now declares that specified loans between any former redevelopment disaster area agency and its parent city or county are enforceable obligations.