CaRLA Event Materials

Race, Class, & Place: Uneven Impacts of the Housing Shortage

Presentation from Michael Lens, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA

Presentation from Kate Downing, Co-Founder of Palo Alto Forward


California Housing Law

Housing Accountability Act

Text of the Housing Accountability Act

Article about the HAA by Andrew Junius, a land-use attorney in San Francisco.

Honchariw v. County of Stanislaus, a 2011 case that decided the HAA also applies to market-rate housing.



Density Bonus Law

Text of the Density Bonus Law

Article about the Latinos Unidos v. Napa decision by Goldfarb & Lipman

Latinos Unidos v. Napa, a 2013 case that decided the DBL requires localities to grant a density bonus and other incentives for affordable units required by local inclusionary zoning ordinances. 

Relevant Court Cases and Legal Actions

Redwood City Residents for Responsible Development vs. Redwood City: Redwood City NIMBYs successfully coerced the City and Developer to reduce a proposed housing development project from an 8-story 91-unit development to a 6-story 68-unit development in downtown Redwood City. Read the staff report here