Housing Accountability Act Applies to More Than Just Affordable Housing Developments

Last week the 5th District Court of Appeal clarified that certain requirements of the Housing Accountability Act, Government Code Section 65589.5, are triggered by all housing developments, not just those that include affordable housing.

At issue in the case was Section 65589.5(j), which limits a local agency's ability to disapprove a proposed "housing development project" that complies with applicable general plan, zoning, and design review standards. To disapprove such a project, the local agency must first make written findings that the project would have a specific, adverse impact upon public health or safety, and that the impact could not be mitigated or avoided except by disapproving the project. Without making findings under Section 65589.5(j), the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to subdivide 33 acres along the Stanislaus River and develop single family houses.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.