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AB-1090 Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 04/21/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 21, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1090


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva
(Principal coauthor: Senator Caballero)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Gabriel, Robert Rivas, Salas, and Wicks)
(Coauthor: Senator Eggman)

February 18, 2021


An act to add Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 50206) to Part 1 of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1090, as amended, Quirk-Silva. Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership.
Existing law establishes the California Statewide Housing Plan to serve as a state housing plan for all relevant purposes. Existing law requires that the plan incorporate, among other things, a statement of housing goals, policies, and objectives and that the Department of Housing and Community Development update and provide a revision of the plan to the Legislature every 4 years. Existing law establishes the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) within the Department of Housing and Community Development, administered by a board of directors, with the primary purpose of meeting the housing needs of persons and families of low or moderate income. Existing law requires the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, to appoint an executive director of CalHFA and requires the executive director, subject solely to supervision by the board of directors, to administer and direct the day-to-day operations of CalHFA.
This bill would establish the Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership, consisting of 21 members, as provided. Homeownership. The bill would require the Executive Director of CalHFA to serve as the chair of the task force and to appoint a homeownership advisory committee, as provided. The bill would require the task force to evaluate policy and regulatory impediments to increasing the rate of homeownership for Californians and, no later than October 31, 2022, to develop a final report that includes specified information and recommendations and submit that report to the Legislature. The bill would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide technical support and administrative assistance to the task force and collaborate in the preparation of the final report. The bill would make findings in this regard.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) California has a severe housing crisis.
(b) In the bay area and southern California, the housing crisis has exacerbated historical residential racial segregation, causing the state’s wealthiest 10 counties to be more racially segregated than they were before the enactment of federal and state civil rights and fair housing laws beginning in 1964.
(c) Victims of the housing crisis are disproportionately members of Black, Latino, Native American, and some Asian Americans American communities, as well as millennials and younger residents of all races.

(d)Over the years the Office of Planning and Research, Natural Resources Agency, and Office of Administrative Law have all adopted various regulations and policies that have had a disparate impact on young people and people of color.

(e)

(d) California has the lowest homeownership rates for Black (34 percent), Latino (42 percent), and Asian and Pacific Islander (58 percent) residents compared to White (63 percent) residents, and the highest housing-induced poverty rate (19 percent) and homelessness population and rate, of any state in the nation.

(f)

(e) The housing cost burden, more than 30 percent of income, was highest among Blacks (64 percent) and Latinos (60 percent) compared to Whites (51 percent), according to the National Equity Atlas.

(g)

(f) Nationally, the 2016 median net wealth for Whites was 10.2 times greater than Blacks and 7.4 times greater than Latinos, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

(h)

(g) Homeownership is the gateway to economic security and intergenerational wealth, an economic equity issue vociferously articulated in 2020.

(i)

(h) To address California’s housing crisis, and housing regulatory and policy inequities, it is the intent of the Legislature to establish the Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership, consisting of 21 members, as provided. It is further the intent of the Legislature to require this task force to evaluate policy and regulatory impediments to increasing the rate of homeownership for Californians and, no later than October 31, 2022, to develop a final report that includes specific information and recommendations and submit that report to the Legislature.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 50206) is added to Part 1 of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER  4.5. Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership
50206.

(a)For purposes of this section:

(1)“Central valley region” means the geographic region extending from approximately the City of Redding in the north to the Tehachapi Mountains in the south, and from the valley floor up to 2,000 feet elevation along the coastal range in the west and the Sierra Nevada range in the east.

(2)“Housing or homeownership advocacy organization” includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(A)The Two Hundred.

(B)California YIMBY.

(C)The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

(D)The California Association of Realtors.

(E)The California Building Industry Association.

(F)Habitat for Humanity of California.

(G)The California Black Chamber of Commerce.

(H)The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

(I)The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

(3)“San Francisco Bay area” means the entire area within the territorial boundaries of the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma, and the City and County of San Francisco.

(4)“Task force” means the Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership established pursuant to this section.

(b)There is hereby established a Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership, which shall consist of the following 21 members:

(1)Five members of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from districts wholly or partially located in each of the following regions:

(A)The County of Los Angeles.

(B)The San Francisco Bay area.

(C)The central valley region.

(D)The County of Orange.

(E)The County of San Diego.

(2)Five members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules from districts wholly or partially located in each of the following regions:

(A)The County of Los Angeles.

(B)The San Francisco Bay area.

(C)The central valley region.

(D)The County of Orange.

(E)The County of San Diego.

(3)Eleven representatives of housing or homeownership advocacy organizations, appointed jointly by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules.

(c)The task force shall do all of the following:

(1)Evaluate policy and regulatory impediments to increasing the rate of homeownership for all Californians generally, as well as any impediments faced by millennials and persons of color in particular.

(2)No later than October 31, 2022, develop a final report on the impediments described in paragraph (1) that includes legislative and regulatory recommendations regarding ways to reduce those impediments and proposals for specific strategies to increase the rate of homeownership for all Californians.

(3)Submit the final report described in paragraph (2) to the Legislature, in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, upon its completion.

(d)The Department of Housing and Community Development shall provide technical support and administrative assistance to the task force and collaborate in the preparation of the final report described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c).

50206.
 (a) There is hereby established a Legislative Task Force on the California Master Plan on Homeownership, hereafter referred to as the “task force.”
(b) The Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency shall convene the task force, serve as the chair of the task force, and provide all staff and support required by the task force. The task force shall meet upon the call of the chairperson.
(c) (1) The chairperson of the task force shall appoint a homeownership advisory committee, which shall, at minimum, consist of representatives of homeownership organizations and banking institutions. The chairperson may also invite members of the Legislature to participate in the homeownership advisory committee.
(2) Members of the homeownership advisory committee shall be drawn from diverse backgrounds to represent the interests of communities of color throughout the state, and, to the extent possible, represent geographically diverse areas of the state.
(d) The task force shall do all of the following:
(1) Evaluate policy and regulatory impediments to increasing the rate of homeownership for all Californians generally, as well as any impediments faced by millennials and persons of color in particular.
(2) No later than October 31, 2022, develop a final report on the impediments described in paragraph (1) that includes legislative and regulatory recommendations regarding ways to reduce those impediments and proposals for specific strategies to increase the rate of homeownership for all Californians.
(3) Submit the final report described in paragraph (2) to the Legislature, in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, upon its completion.