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California state law requires local jurisdictions’ housing elements to designate zones where emergency shelters are a permitted use and do not require additional permits to be approved. Emergency

Construction costs in the San Francisco Bay Area have grown prohibitively expensive, making it difficult to feasibly develop new affordable or even market-rate housing. This case study analyzed the

California state laws, including 2017’s Senate Bill No. 35 and 2019’s Senate Bill No. 330, require housing development projects to be reviewed against objective design standards. Certain projects may

In pursuit of increased housing production, state law now requires many local housing approval decisions to be based on objective standards. To comply with state law, local jurisdictions must ensure