Housing Accountability Act

Technical Assistance

The Housing Accountability Act (HAA) was enacted by the California Legislature in 1982 to establish limitations to a local government’s ability to deny, reduce the density of, or make infeasible

The Housing Accountability Act and Senate Bill No. 35 (SB 35) have added significant new requirements to already busy planning departments, but have not yet provided guidance on how to comply. This

State housing legislation, combined with lawsuits focusing on local development review, increase the importance of translating city goals and guidelines for Priority Development Areas (PDAs) into