Case Study: Honchariw V. County Of Stanislaus

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 5:14 PM EST) -- In Honchariw v. County of Stanislaus, the California Court of Appeal overturned Stanislaus County's decision to deny a subdivision map for a housing project that included no affordable units. The court ruled that the county violated the Housing Accountability Act, which is colloquially known as the "Anti-NIMBY" law.

The provision of the act at issue, Government Code section 65589.5(j), requires a local agency to make specific findings, based on substantial evidence, when it denies a housing project that "complies with applicable, objective general plan and zoning...
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