California Passes Three Key Housing Bills this Legislative Year to Streamline CEQA Review for Certain Housing Projects

November 6, 2021

California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, Volume 31, Number 2

In the current legislative year, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed over 30 legislations  to fight California’s ongoing housing crisis by providing tools to expand the State’s housing production, streamline housing permitting and increase density across the state. Some of the notable bills within this year’s housing package include Senate Bills (SB) 7, 8, 9 and 10. Since taking office, the Governor has signed 16 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform bills aimed at streamlining state laws to maximize housing production. Out of the various housing bills approved this year, SB 7, 9  and 10, include CEQA streamlining for certain housing projects.

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