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AB 59 (Thurmond) Local housing trust match program

Position:Watch
Status:Policy Committees
Summary:
Makes changes to the existing Local Housing Trust Matching Grant Program.  These changes include: (1) limiting eligibility to cities and counties (including applications that include nonprofits) in "high cost" areas; (2) significantly increases the minimum and maximum grant levels; (3) changes the type of project eligible by eliminating some uses from existing program eligibility (energy shelters, safe havens, and transitional housing) and adding others (community land trusts, Habitat for Humanity); (4) makes changes to the minimum levels of funds that must meet specific income requirements; and (5) requires that each recipient develop an expenditure plan; and (6) requires that the public hearing requirement of the law be held in accordance with the Brown Act. 
Comments:

This program exists "subject to the availability of funding."  See Cal. Gov't Code section 50843(a). 

More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:April 11, 2017