Teachers and school district employees are often left with little to no affordable housing selection in the school districts where they teach, and as a result they often commute from long distance or live with several other district employees to afford rent. In 2016, the Teacher Housing Act (the “2016 Act”) was passed and gave school districts the ability to establish and maintain housing programs that address the needs of teachers and school district employees. The 2016 Act created a state policy supporting housing for teachers and school employees. It allows school districts to build low-income housing using low-income tax credits and district-owned property.
The recently passed Assembly Bill 3308 (“AB 3308”) provides additional clarification to the 2016 Act and how affordable housing will be made available to teachers and school employees. Under AB 3308, school districts and developers can restrict occupancy of housing built on school district property to district teachers and district employees. Other local public employees can occupy the district's housing as well, but school districts now have the right to prioritize district teachers and district staff.
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