ADU Laws & SB 9: An Overview on Local Implementation (1.5 LU)
California legislators passed the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act, commonly known as Senate Bill 9 (SB 9), to address the ongoing housing crisis. The law allows for an additional housing unit on parcels zoned for single-family homes without discretionary review or hearing — permitting lot splits and duplexes across California. Come explore how SB 9 is being implemented at the local level and how the recent slate of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) laws work with SB 9. There will be an analysis on the best and worse cities when it comes to SB 9 implementation. This event will involve a quick presentation and a lengthy Q&A with the audience.
The event will answer the following questions for the audience:
- How prevalent will SB 9 units be in Calfiornia?
- Which cities will see the least/most SB 9 units?
- Will SB 9 or ADUs lead to more affordable housing?
- How can I best utilize these recent housing laws in my field?
About Your Speaker
Muhammad T. Alameldin is the Policy Associate for the Terner Center. He brings the Center’s innovative research to inform housing policy at the local, state, and federal levels. He is driven by the desire to help every person live in an affordable and sustainable home.
Prior to joining the Terner Center, Muhammad was an Economic Equity Fellow for The Greenlining Institute, a public policy, research, and advocacy social justice organization. He led the economic equity team’s state legislative efforts in Mortgage Interest Deduction reform and supporting equitable housing policies, and he co-authored A Fair Financial System: Regulating Fintech and Nonbank Lenders.
Prior to his work at Greenlining, Muhammad communicated housing policy ideas to the public at California YIMBY and successfully helped lobby Congress to start paying their legislative interns at Pay Our Interns.
Muhammad has written for and been cited in a variety of publications, from CalMatters to The Atlantic.