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California Housing Groups Request Meeting About Prevailing Wage Requirements

Thursday, January 8, 2004 - 1:45AM

The California Housing Consortium (CHC) and the California Coalition for Affordable Housing (CCAH) are taking aim this month at prevailing wage requirements established by legislation passed in recent years. They have requested a meeting with members of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s administration to discuss potential administrative relief from the prevailing wage requirements mandated on affordable housing developments through implementation of SB 975, the most significant of which went into effect January 1. SB 975 was passed in 2001 and subjected many types of affordable housing development to prevailing wage requirements for the first time. In a letter to Schwarzenegger, CHC and CCAH cite two independent studies that have since documented a future significant decrease in the number of affordable housing units due to the increase in construction costs caused by the prevailing wage requirements. Click here for a copy of the letter and related legislation. 

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