SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/ AP)— The California Supreme Court has ruled that cities have broad authority to require builders to include a certain percentage of affordable housing in new projects.
At issue was a 2010 San Jose law that requires some new residential developments to set aside 15 percent of their units for sale at below-market rates.READ MORE: San Jose Murder Suspect Arrested In Modesto; Charged With Slaying Estranged Wife
The California Building Industry Association argued the city failed to justify that requirement and should base any such requirement on an assessment of any negative effect the market-rate housing would have.READ MORE: Facebook Changing Corporate Name To Meta
Monday’s ruling keeps affordable housing requirements approved in more than 170 California cities intact.
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