Holland & Knight Attys Win Key Case For Calif. Housing
Holland & Knight's West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group was featured in a Law360 article covering its recent landmark victory in a case that affirmed the constitutionality of California's Housing Accountability Act (HAA), a vital component in addressing the state's housing crisis. Attorneys Daniel Golub, Jennifer Hernandez and Emily Lieban worked on the case, California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund v. City of San Mateo, and convinced an appeals court to reverse a trial court ruling that both allowed the city of San Mateo to reject a multifamily housing project and challenged the constitutionality of the law. The appellate ruling not only upholds the constitutionality of the HAA but also provides guidance for future courts by establishing that it should be interpreted broadly. Mr. Golub commented on the significance of the case and expressed hope that it would assist housing advocates and stakeholders in advancing project approvals.
"It's a pretty big-deal case, and it's going to mean a lot for housing production in the decades to come," he remarked. "It's going to be the leading precedent about what this law means."