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AB 1719 – Establishes The Community College Faculty And Employee Housing Act Of 2022
This bill establishes the Community College Faculty and Employee Housing Act of 2022 with the purpose to facilitate the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable rental housing for faculty and community college district employees to allow them to access and maintain housing stability. The bill provides college districts with the right to prioritize community college district employees over local public employees and other members of the public to occupy housing. The act provides various definitions referenced in this act.
Finally, AB 1719 gives community college districts the authority to establish and implement programs that address the housing needs of faculty and community college employees who face challenges in securing affordable housing. To the extent feasible, the programs established and implemented by community college districts may do the following:
- Leverage federal, state, and local public, private, and nonprofit programs and fiscal resources available to housing developers.
- Promote public and private partnerships.
- Foster innovative financing opportunities.
(AB 1719 adds Part 14.1, commencing with Section 53580, of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code.)