REPLACEMENT UNIT DETERMINATION – HOUSING CRISIS ACT OF 2019 (SB 330)

The Housing Crisis Act of 2019 prohibits the approval of any proposed housing development project on a site that will require the demolition of existing residential dwelling units or occupied or vacant “Protected Units” unless the proposed housing development project replaces those units as specified below. The replacement requirements below are applicable only to those proposed housing development projects that submit a complete application pursuant to California Government Code Section 65943 to the Los Angeles City Planning Department on or after January 1, 2020.

Please note: There is an application fee of $1,027 per unit, or per single family dwelling. For projects that contain multiple vacant lots or commercial properties, a flat fee of $1,027 will apply instead.

REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS

The proposed housing development project shall provide at least as many residential dwelling units as the greatest number of residential dwelling units that existed on the project site within the past 5 years.

REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING OR DEMOLISHED PROTECTED UNITS

The proposed housing development project must also replace all existing or demolished “Protected Units.” Protected Units are those residential dwelling units that are or were within the 5 years prior to the owner’s application for a Replacement Unit Determination: (1) subject to a recorded covenant, ordinance, or law that restricts rents to levels affordable to persons and families of lower or very low income, (2) subject to any form of rent or price control through a public entity’s valid exercise of its police power within the 5 past years, (3) occupied by lower or very low income households (an affordable Protected Unit), or (4) that were withdrawn from rent or lease per the Ellis Act, within the past 10 years.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS

Please submit your applications to:

E-MAIL:       hcidla.landuse@lacity.org

MAIL:            Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Dept. (HCIDLA)

                   ATTN:  Land Use Unit

                   1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor

                   Los Angeles, CA 90017

HAND-DELIVERED: The HCIDLA Public Counter – first floor at the address above

To speak with HCIDLA staff about your AB 2556 application, please call (213) 808-8843, or 3-1-1 for TTY.

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