New mandates in California that went into effect Jan. 1 bring several changes to community associations. Here’s a summary of how the bills affect association governance and operations.
Homeowners associations in California with restrictions on long-term rentals must amend their bylaws to meet the requirements of a newly implemented law. Community association advocates say the statute may infringe on property ownership rights and curtails self-governance.
Several California laws that became effective Jan. 1 create new requirements for community associations on how elections are held, limit restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and redefine when a contractor is considered an employee.
Development patterns across North America have focused on building infrastructure as an indicator of growth without considering impacts to long-term financial resilience and access to affordable housing options, says engineer Chuck Marohn.
Owning or renting a suitable home is increasingly out of reach for many in the U.S. Lawmakers, housing officials, and advocates are scrambling to find solutions.