SB 330 – Establishes The Los Angeles Community College District Affordable Housing Pilot Program

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 04, 2021

This bill requires the governing board of the Los Angeles Community College District (the District) to develop and implement a pilot program to provide affordable housing to students or employees of the District. The bill requires the District prepare a report with findings and recommendation on the success of the program to the Legislature by January 1, 2032.

The District must develop and implement a pilot program to provide affordable housing to students and employees. This bill allows the District engage in the following:

  • Priority to the affordable housing shall be given to low-income students experiencing homelessness.
  • The District may lease any real property it owns to a nonprofit entity, private person, firm or corporation, so long as the lessee is required to construct or provide for the construction of buildings for the joint use by the parties and during the term of the lease, each party retains sole control of their occupied buildings and the District does not pay any rental fee or charges for the use of the buildings.
  • The parties may agree to waive the condition that the District pay no rental fee or charge for the portion of the buildings the District occupies, if any buildings constructed pursuant to a lease or agreement is developed and operated by the District as affordable housing for students or employees of the District;
  • The District may enter into a lease or agreement for joint occupancy, so long as the real property and buildings are intended for affordable housing for students or employees, or both, of the District;
  • The District may not enter into a lease for a period longer than 66 years.
  • The District may lease real property for less than fair rental value to any entity, so long as the lease or agreement is for joint occupancy and the real property will be developed and operated for affordable housing for District students or employee, or both, and the lease or agreement complies with Section 6 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

The provisions enacted by this bill remain in effect until January 1, 2033.

(SB 330 adds and repeals Article 17 (commencing with Section 81560) of Chapter 2 of Part 49 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.)

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