CalRHA Sponsored bill AB 916 Signed by Governor Newsom

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AB916 (Salas) streamlines ADU permitting process to increase housing supply

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – September 28, 2022 – The California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) commends Governor Newsom for signing CalRHA sponsored bill, AB 916 (Salas). This legislative session CalRHA spear-headed the drive to promote the development of accessory dwelling units (ADU) in California. Development of ADUs is considered one of the most cost-effective ways to immediately create additional housing.

“We are grateful to Assemblymember Salas for authoring AB 916 and supporting policies that help increase housing supply, '' said Christine Kevane La Marca, CalRHA President. “By streamlining the permitting process, AB 916 helps rental housing providers efficiently build more housing and ultimately, provides renters more opportunity for greater choice of homes. This legislation is a critical step towards addressing California’s housing shortage.”

CalRHA worked across the bicameral Legislature to advance critical housing policies, even adding provisions to increase the ADU height limitation into SB 897 (Wieckowski), a companion measure.

The association advocating for rental housing providers acknowledges and is grateful for the unanimous support of both the Senate and the Assembly, and housing groups such as Yes In My BackYard (YIMBY), SPUR, the Home Building Alliance, and the California Association of Realtors (CAR). These groups recognize how their collective advocacy is helping to house more Californians.

About the California Rental Housing Association

The California Rental Housing Association represents 20,000+ members totaling more than 523,000+ units, made up of small, medium and large rental housing owners throughout the State of California. Our purpose is to advocate in the best interest of the rental housing industry and collectively address industry needs.