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Legal Alerts | March 14, 2024 Sustainable Affordable Housing Assistance



The bill prohibits an owners’ association from restricting the construction of accessory dwelling units or middle housing, if local zoning laws would otherwise allow such construction. The bill requires local governments with a population of 1,000 or more to conduct a housing needs assessments. The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) will establish methodologies to create a baseline for the assessments and conduct a statewide assessment. Local governments with a population of either 5,000 or more (or 1,000 or more if the local government either participated in a regional housing needs assessment or is a rural resort community) will also be required to create a housing action plan no later than June 30, 2025, which will recommend legislative actions for adoption by locally elected leaders, promote regional coordination, and engage the public on efforts to address housing needs in the municipality’s jurisdiction. The bill updates county and municipal master plan standards to consider certain growth-related information sources and include water and strategic growth elements.

Legislative Updates

  • 2024-05-08 / Enrolled
    Senate Considered House Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass
    House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
  • 2024-05-07
    House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee
  • 2024-05-06
    House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
  • 2024-05-03
    House Committee on Transportation, Housing & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
  • 2024-04-24
    Introduced In House – Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government
  • 2024-04-19
    Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
  • 2024-04-18
    Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor
  • 2024-04-16
    Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
  • 2024-04-09
    Senate Committee on Local Government & Housing Refer Amended to Appropriations
  • 2024-03-05
    Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Local Government & Housing

This content is updated every Thursday, but is not a comprehensive list of updates. If you have questions regarding a specific piece of legislation, please contact Davis Graham partner, Sarah Kellner.

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