Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 24, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

  • Mayor Richard Tran of Milpitas, CA promised voters in a recent election that he would ensure the city possessed more affordable housing for elders and low income communities. However, since taking office, Tran faces the limiting practicality of his plan with the California’s which bans affordable housing rules on newer units less than 20 years old. As a result, Tran is meeting with fellow council member to determine ways to address this issue and possibly change the law.
  • For 2017, the state of Washington Housing Commission launched the campaign, “There’s No Place Like Home.” This program attempts to mitigate issues with real estate taxes, education and homelessness, and foreclosures.
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