Housing Updates

Statewide Housing Legislation


Over 20 new housing laws were recently passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. Community Development staff are evaluating what these laws mean for El Cerrito and how they interact with existing Municipal Code or impact others established or ongoing goals and programs, e.g. in the Specific Plan area, or Specific Plan update or the Tenant Protection Task Force. The laws are wide ranging and include laws that affect municipal control over housing development, affordable housing finance and development, Accessory Dwelling Units and tenant protections.

On October 8, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1482: Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Rent Caps. To access AB 1482 and its full text, please the California Legislative Information website by clicking here. For additional information about tenant protection efforts in El Cerrito, please visit www.el-cerrito.org/tenantprotections.

For more information on the recently passed legislation, visit the Governor's webpage here.