(Ward D) CalHome Program: accessory dwelling units.

Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2023 

Status: 10/11/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 746, Statutes of 2023.

Summary: Existing law establishes the CalHome Program, administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development, to support existing homeownership programs aimed at lower and very low income households, among other purposes. Under the program, funds may be used to enable low- and very low income households to become or remain homeowners, and to provide disaster relief assistance to households at or below 120% of that area median income. Existing law also authorizes the department to make grants to local agencies or nonprofit corporations to construct accessory dwelling units and to repair, reconstruct, or rehabilitate, in whole or in part, accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units.
This bill would specify that neither the CalHome Program nor any administrative rule or guideline implementing the CalHome Program precludes a community land trust, as defined, from using CalHome Program funds to purchase residential real property in fee simple, to construct accessory dwelling units or junior accessory dwelling units on the property, and to separately lease each dwelling unit on the property to separate households or separately convey the dwelling units on separate parcels created pursuant to specified law.

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