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Housing needs a lawyer too. California state law prevents cities from denying housing proposals that comply with objective zoning standards, general plans and environmental laws.
In practice, cities often deny housing proposals anyways because there is no statewide enforcement agency. New housing production inevitably plays a role in the lives of California renters. Denial of housing proposals means fewer options available to renters as our population grows and our rental stock ages; Home owners have housing security while renters depend on new housing.
Cities that deny housing proposals are denying renters a home in California.
CaRLA holds municipal governments accountable when acting in violation of California State laws. We pursue legal action where developers have not, bringing suit against cities that fail to approve compliant housing. We work for California’s renters, not homeowner wealth.