AB 561

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 27, 2021
  • Senate
  • Governor

Help Homeowners Add New Housing Program: accessory dwelling unit financing.

Abstract

Existing law provides for the creation by local ordinance, or by ministerial approval if a local agency has not adopted an ordinance, of accessory dwelling units in areas zoned to allow single-family or multifamily dwelling residential use in accordance with specified standards and conditions. This bill would require the Treasurer's office, by April 1, 2022, to provide a report to the Legislature regarding the creation of the Help Homeowners Add New Housing Program with the purpose of assisting homeowners, as defined, in qualifying for loans to construct additional housing units on their property, including accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units. The bill would, with regard to the development of recommendations for the program, require the Treasurer to consult with the California Housing Financing Agency and the Department of Housing and Community Development, and would also authorize the Treasurer to consult with various other entities, including federal mortgage agencies, private lenders, community development financial institutions, community-based organizations, and local housing trust funds. The bill would require the report to examine the feasibility of, among other things, providing at least 80% of program funding to homeowners at or below 100% of the area median income of each county in the state. The bill would additionally require the report to provide recommendations regarding these provisions. The bill would authorize the Treasurer to include in the report other findings and recommendations that may be helpful to the implementation and operation of the program.

Bill Sponsors (6)

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Actions


Sep 01, 2021

Senate

Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Hertzberg.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 12, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (July 8).

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on HOUSING.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HOUSING.

May 28, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 58. Noes 7.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 3.) (May 20).

May 12, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 03, 2021

Assembly

Received by the Desk April 30 pursuant to Joint Rule 61(a)(2).

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (April 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Apr 07, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on H. & C.D.

Apr 06, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on H. & C.D.

Feb 12, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.

Feb 11, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB561 HTML
02/11/21 - Introduced PDF
04/06/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/12/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/27/21- Assembly Housing and Community Development PDF
05/11/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
07/05/21- Senate Housing PDF
08/15/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/27/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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