Last Updated: 06/21/2019

Affordable Housing Streamlined Approval (SB-35)

California Senate Bill 35 (SB-35) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 29, 2017 and will be effective January 1, 2018. SB-35 applies in cities that are not meeting their Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) goal for construction of above-moderate income housing and/or housing for households below 80% area median income (AMI). SB-35 amends Government Code Section 65913.4 to require local entities to streamline the approval of certain housing projects by providing a ministerial approval process. Currently, San Francisco meets its RHNA goal for construction of above-moderate income housing. However, the City is not meeting the RHNA goal for affordable housing below 80% AMI. Therefore, at this time, projects providing on-site affordable housing at 80% AMI are eligible for streamlining in San Francisco provided they meet all of the eligibility criteria.

Please read the Affordable Housing Streamlined Approval Informational Packet and the instructions in this application carefully before completing and submitting the application. Planning Department staff is available to advise you in the preparation of this application. Call (415) 558-6377 for further information.

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