Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 07/11/19

  • AHMA-PSW Advocate, Ron Kingston reports that CA AB-1188 has been amended based on PSW and other group advocacy. This bill would have required property owners/agents to allow a person at risk of homelessness to move in with an existing household without approval.  The current bill would require landlord approval for such an addition.
  • AHMA-PSW Advocate, Ron Kingston reports that CA AB 1482 which would implement statewide rent control is moving forward with major amendments. Thanks to PSW advocacy, the current version of the bill would exempt affordable properties from the rent control provisions. A new amendment deals with just cause evictions, however many of us already operate with a lease that requires we only terminate for cause. More to come on this.
  • The agenda for the 7/13/19 TCAC meeting has been posted at July 17, 2019 Meeting Agenda
  • Arizona Department of Housing is in the process of completing its 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The current analysis includes areas outside of Maricopa and Pima counties, the Cities of Casa Grande, Douglas, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Prescott, Sierra Vista, and Yuma, and unincorporated Pinal County. As part of the process, they are conducting a survey to better understand fair housing concerns and to learn how they can better overcome those concerns. Please download the Information Bulletin for additional information.