Focusing on Housing Accountability Act, Nonprofit Takes Cities to Court
The California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA)'s latest victories utilizing the Housing Accountability Act (HAA) have forced multiple Bay Area cities to approve new housing, after years of skirting around the rules. West Coast Real Estate attorney Daniel Golub shared his insight on this advancement with Northern News.
Mr. Golub said that, just a few years ago, "nearly every jurisdiction was unfamiliar with the HAA’s limits on local government authority," and, while that’s still the case with some cities, there has been a shift.
“I think it’s certainly and indisputably the case that CaRLA’s legal strategies have been a catalyzing force,” he stated. “Nothing focuses the mind like a lawsuit.”
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