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AB-2344 Housing: affordable and market rate units.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 17929 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

17929.
 (a) (1) An owner or agent of an owner of a mixed-income multifamily residential structure shall ensure that occupants of the affordable housing units within that structure are able to access the residential structure by the same common entrances to that structure as occupants of the market rate units and have access to any common areas in the structure.
(2) An owner or agent of an owner of a mixed-income multifamily residential structure shall not isolate the affordable housing units within that structure to a specific floor or area within the structure.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Affordable housing unit” means any unit that has an affordable housing cost or affordable rent, as defined in Sections 50052.5 and 50053, respectively, to persons and families of low or moderate income, as defined in Section 50093.
(2) “Common entrance” means any area regularly used by residents of a mixed-income multifamily residential structure for ingress or egress from that structure.
(3) “Mixed-income multifamily structure” means any residential structure with two or more dwelling units that includes both affordable housing units and market rate units.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.