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SB 971 Low Income Housing-Household Pets

2022 Bill - Support

This bill would, for allocation for the 2022 calendar year and thereafter, require CTCAC and CDLAC to revise the scoring system to maximize the compassionate and efficient use of public subsidy and benefit created through the private activity bond and low-income housing tax credit programs. In addition to those factors under existing law, the bill would require the scoring system to include a project’s policy that allows the resident of the housing development to keep one or more common household pets, as defined, in the resident’s dwelling unit. The bill would require the scoring system to provide point value to a project that imposes reasonable conditions, including, but not limited to, limitations on the number of animals in a unit based on the unit’s size and prohibitions on potentially dangerous or vicious dogs, as specified. Under the bill, a reasonable condition does not include a prohibition on a breed of common household pets or a limitation on the weight of the common household pet. The bill would also require the scoring system to provide additional point value to a project that does not impose a monthly fee associated with the keeping of one or more common household pets in a unit.