The association has contended that inclusionary zoning increases housing costs and reduces the net supply of affordable housing, making it counter-productive public policy.
A second project in California receiving issues fund dollars is providing a scientific study and white paper to support arguments against indirect source mitigation fees in air pollution control districts.
California, like other states, has been mandated to meet specific federal clean air standards. Most of the planning efforts for attaining those standards focus on direct emission sources, such as factories and cars.
However, a state senator has introduced a bill that would authorize a pollution control district in central California to adopt an indirect source mitigation fee. This fee is currently under study, and the California Building Industry Association and its affiliated associations have assembled a consultant team to prepare a white paper on indirect source emissions and new growth, conduct a scientific study of the emissions generated by indirect sources and participate in the rulemaking process for the proposed fee.
A third grant was awarded to the Florida Home Builders Association, which is mobilizing its members and local associations to campaign against an anti-growth ballot initiative sponsored by Florida Hometown Democracy.
The amendment would require voters to approve changes to local comprehensive plans.
The Issues Fund Can Help Your Association
NAHB’s State and Local Issues Fund was established to provide financial assistance to help state and local associations address nationally significant, precedent-setting legislative, regulatory or ballot challenges.
Since its inception in 1996, the fund has distributed more than $1.5 million to nearly 100 projects.
The next funding applications will be considered at NAHB's Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. The deadline for submitting an application is March 26.
NAHB members can click here for information on the State & Local Issues Fund, including application materials. Or e-mail Sam Leyvas or call him at 800-368-5242 x8326.
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