Helping Clients With The Housing Accountability Act

In the past, local government agencies have prevented California developers from starting new developments and building housing. The Housing Accountability Act (HAA) places restrictions on local governments and prevents them from stopping housing developments that meet all legal requirements. Unfortunately, some government agencies may still attempt to ignore the HAA to stop developments. If you are a housing developer who is experiencing challenges from a local government agency, contact an experienced attorney who understands the HAA.

The attorneys at Zacks Freedman & Patterson help clients across California with their developments and the HAA. Our real estate lawyers have decades of California legal experience that they will use to get you the best possible outcome for your case. You can schedule your consultation now by calling us at 415-956-8100.

Understanding The Housing Accountability Act

The HAA was initially passed in 1982 as a way for developers to create more affordable housing across California. In 2017, amendments were passed that now allows for the HAA to apply to all developments, not just lower-income housing. Additionally, the local government agency must now provide a preponderance of evidence and specific citations, explaining how the development does not comply with the general plan, zoning or subdivision criteria. The 2017 amendments also mandate that judges award attorneys’ fees to those who successfully bring a petition under the act.

These changes strengthen the ability of developers to bring a case under the act and minimize the risk that developers face. Our lawyers have helped many developers successfully protect their projects and investments. We are creative legal counsel who will use every option available to defend your rights under the HAA.

Learn How We Can Help You

If you are facing a legal dispute related to the HAA, it is essential that you contact our law firm as soon as possible. We can prevent further delays in the process and guide you through every step of the process. You can schedule your first meeting now by contacting us at 415-956-8100 or by sending us an email.