California Legislature Passes Bills to Allow LIHTC for Teachers, Require Reporting for Homelessness Programs

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:30am

A California bill that would allow school districts that use low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) to build affordable housing on district-owned land to restrict affordable housing to teachers and other school employees passed the state Legislature and awaits the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Teachers Housing Act (AB 3308) would permit non-employees of the school districts to live in the housing, but would allow districts to prioritize school district employees. The state Legislature also approved legislation that would require uniform reporting requirements across state-funded homelessness programs. AB 2746 would require every agency to post reports on its website within 30 days of receiving them and to create an annual report. Newsom must sign or veto the bills by Sept. 30.