State Legislation

State Legislation

State legislatures have a substantial influence on the affordable housing market by allocating public funding, streamlining approval processes, and passing laws and policies that hold cities/counties accountable for addressing housing needs in their communities.

Senate Housing Committee

California’s Senate Housing Committee has jurisdiction over bills relating to housing, including those that affect state housing funding programs for low- and moderate-income families, homelessness, housing elements and land use approvals for housing developments, housing successor agencies and the housing obligations of local financing districts, manufactured housing, building codes and standards, and common interest developments (learn more).

Track Upcoming Bills

Track the Senate’s legislation in progress by following Housing Committee Chair, State Senator Scott Wiener, here.

Latest 2019 Legislation Round Up

From greater tenant protections, to large-scale land use reforms to incentivize more backyard homes and affordable housing projects. Another summary here. Prior roundups: CA Housing Law Package (2017)


  • SCANPH Housing Innovation Collaborative
  • The Santa Maria Group Housing Innovation Collaborative
  • State of California Housing Innovation Collaborative

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LACDA led an RFP for a 3D printed house.

LACDA led an RFP for a 3D printed house.

The 3D printing process is starting to evolve – using photosensitive resin and light.

Earlier this year, Icon printed a welcome center for a master-planned community in Austin, Texas, designed for people who have been chronically homeless, and the company is beginning to print 400-square-foot homes in the community that will be completed in early 2020.