C.A.R. Sponsors Four Fair Housing and Equity Bills
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 @ 03:43 PM

C.A.R. has sponsored a legislative package designed to help address fair housing and equity issues in California. The bills address worsening housing affordability and availability, and the historic and ongoing inequities facing Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) homebuyers in the state of California. A provision of these bills would require California real estate professionals to take implicit bias training, and other components would remove discriminatory language in property records, prohibit discrimination against people living in affordable housing, and would repeal Article 34 of the California Constitution.

The bills supported as part of the package are:

  • AB 491: A bill ensuring that multifamily properties provide the occupants of affordable units the same access to common entrances, common areas and amenities that are available to occupants of market-rate units
  • SB 263: Would require a real estate licensee’s continuing education requirement include a two hour course on implicit bias training.
  • SCA 2: Would repeal Article 34 of the California Constitution, which requires that any ‘low-rent’ development (affordable dwellings financed in whole or in part by federal, state, or local government) be approved by voters in the jurisdiction in which the project is located.
  • AB 633: Would add California to the list of states utilizing the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA), with the goal of reducing forced partition sales of the entire property at below-market rates, which has an outsized impact on financially disadvantaged groups.

To learn about the bills in more detail, Click Here.

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