California Gov. Newsom signs more than two-dozen housing bills

Capping a year of ambitious promises and unprecedented funding for housing, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed more than two dozen bills that attempt to spur new development while also holding cities’ feet to the fire if they don’t approve more homes to address California’s housing shortage.

Newsom, who repeatedly has said housing is among his top priorities, signed the 27 bills in the courtyard of Oakland’s Coliseum Connections — a 110-unit, half affordable, half market-rate apartment complex built in 2019. The new legislation follows a historic funding package that includes $10.3 billion for affordable housing and 12 billion for homelessness and is built on emergency housing programs that Newsom put in place during the pandemic.

While Newsom acknowledged in an interview with this news organization that the steps taken so far won’t be enough to put the housing affordability crisis in the state’s rear-view mirror, he said California is making radical progress. He expects this year’s funding package.

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