A New Beginning
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A New Beginning

Co-Authors, Los Angeles Lawyer, Jan. 2024

Since the Surplus Land Act was enacted in 1968, the population of California has more than doubled, outpacing the production of new housing and creating a significant affordable housing crisis. In response, the state significantly amended the act of 2019 to leverage it as a mechanism to create opportunities to redevelop public land suitable for new affordable housing. However, public agencies around the state have experienced difficulties in grappling with the act in its amended form. 

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