Affordable Senior Housing

With Bipartisan Support, All Three Sponsored Housing Bills Pass Legislature

LeadingAge California’s ambitious legislative agenda for affordable senior housing was a resounding success with all three measures being passed by the California Legislature. Below is a summary of each measure.

AJR 15 (Bloom) – A resolution from the Legislature to Congress and the Trump Administration calling on them to fully fund the HUD 202 Program. This bill does not require a signature from the Governor.

SB 611 (Caballero) – A bill creating the Housing Older Persons Effectively Task Force. The HOPE Task Force will bring together state agencies that have oversight of housing, healthcare, and aging programs, alongside housing developers, managers, health plans, local governments and more to examine the causes and extent of the senior housing crisis and make legislative recommendations for solutions. This bill will now go to the Governor for approval. Click here to take action now to urge the governor to sign SB 611.

SB 623 (Jackson) – A bill that seeks to ensure that older adults receive a fair share of funding under the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP). The MHP has a standing senior set-aside, however, the amount of the set-aside is dependent on decennial census data (the most recent being 2010). This bill would require that HCD use annual census data to determine the set-aside, so the number will remain accurate as our senior population grows. This bill will now go to the Governor. Click here now to urge Governor Newsom to sign SB 623.