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Assembly Bill 2345 from Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez would expand state Density Bonus Law by increasing the incentives for a housing project to provide an increased percentage of permanently affordable homes. 

The bill is based on the City of San Diego's enhanced bonus policy that has successfully created more market-rate and affordable homes.

AB 2345 is co-sponsored by Circulate San Diego and Up for Growth California, a state project of Up for Growth Action.

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Please complete this very short form to share your endorsement for AB 2345 as an organization, elected official, or individual. You can also use our template letter of support to directly submit your endorsement of AB 2345.

How AB 2345 Works

Currently, California Density Bonus Law provides a number of benefits, including up to a 35 percent bonus for the number of homes a developer can build, if they agree to set-aside 11 percent of their base density units as permanently affordable to Very Low Income households.

AB 2345 would allow developers to receive enhanced benefits, including up to a 50 percent bonus, if they agree to dedicate 15 percent of base density units as permanently affordable to Very Low Income households. 

When this policy was put in place at the City of San Diego in 2016, applications for use of the bonus program increased substantially. AB 2345 would maintain all of the substantial anti-displacement protections negotiated and adopted in 2014 through AB 2222

This graphic represents preliminary program
application data compiled by Circulate San Diego.


Resources for AB 2345 

AB 2345 FAQ from Assembly District
AB 2345 FAQ from Up for Growth
Initial support letter from coalition partners (February 17, 2020)
Guide to the California Density Bonus Law (January 2017)
Circulate San Diego Report: Early Win for Affordable Homes Bonus Program (2017)
Coalition support letter for San Diego’s enhanced bonus program (2016)
San Diego Housing Commission’s Initial Working Group proposal for Affordable Homes Bonus Program (2014)

News about AB 2345

Press Release from Assembly District 80, February 17, 2020
Press Release from Up for Growth, February 17, 2020
San Diego Union Tribune, February 17, 2020
Fox 5 San Diego, February 17, 2020
CBS 8 San Diego, February 17, 2020
KUSI San Diego, February 17, 2020
Voice of San Diego, February 21, 2020
MReport, February 20, 2020
Daily Aztec, March 4, 2020

List of Endorsements (to be updated periodically)

Circulate San Diego (Sponsor)
Up for Growth California (Sponsor)
Abundant Housing Los Angeles
Align Finance Partners
AMLI Residential
Bay Area Council
Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition
California Apartment Association
California Association of Realtors
California Building Industry Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Housing Consortium
California Housing Partnership Corporation
California YIMBY
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
City of San Diego
Circulate San Diego
Climate Action Campaign
East Bay for Everyone
Hitzke Development
Holland Partner Group
LISC San Diego
Los Angeles Business Council
Malick Infill Development
Monarch Group
Moran & Company
Mountain View YIMBY
National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
Oakland Chamber of Commerce
Pelosi Law Group
Peninsula for Everyone
People for Housing Orange County
San Diego Housing Commission
San Diego Housing Federation
San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
San Francisco YIMBY
San Luis Obispo YIMBY
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
TechEquity Collaborative
The Chicago Federation
TMG Partners
Up for Growth California
Urban Environmentalists
Working Partnerships USA
YIMBY Action
YIMBY Neoliberal
Colin Parent, Councilmember, City of La Mesa