Last Updated: 02/20/2024

Affordable Housing Streamlined Approval (SB 423)

SB 35, also known as CA Government Code section 65913.4, is designed to simplify the approval process for housing projects, particularly in cities struggling to meet its Regional Housing Need Allocation affordable housing goals. In San Francisco, where there's a shortfall in constructing homes for above-moderate housing, SB 35 mandates expedited approval for projects, ensuring that 50-100% of the units are affordable for households earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Effective January 1, 2024, recent modifications to CA Govt. Code Section 65913.4 under SB 423 will require San Francisco to approve projects with two or more units. In addition, projects with more than 10 units, a minimum of 10% must be affordable, either for ownership at 80% AMI or rental at 50% AMI. SB 423 also introduces a pre-submittal hearing and modifies certain labor provisions. Throughout this application, we use the term "SB423" to reference CA Govt. Code Section 65913.4.

Please read the Affordable Housing Streamlined Approval Informational Packet and the instructions in this application carefully before completing and submitting the application. 

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