As JMBM government and land use lawyer Sheri Bonstelle explains in the article, “Assembly Bill 1561 provides support for housing development projects,” published by the Daily Journal on September 10, 2020:
“AB 1561 will support housing development by allowing additional time for those with approved housing development projects to obtain financing and building permits and to commence construction during the pandemic, and will allow potential additional analysis in a city’s Housing Element to more specifically identify the housing needs of the community.”
She notes that even before the pandemic-induced recession, California was in the midst of a housing affordability crisis caused by a failure to supply enough new housing for all income levels.
JMBM’s government and land use lawyers represent developers of multi-family housing as well as many other types of projects. Our particular strength is handling all permitting and compliance issues for clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate or expand operations. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how AB 1561 impacts your project. Continue reading