San Jose Housing Law Survives Developers' Challenge

Law360, San Jose (June 7, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT) -- California city ordinances requiring developers to set aside a percentage of units in new housing projects for low-income residents are protected under those cities' police powers, a California appeals court said in a published ruling Friday, remanding a developer association's suit challenging San Jose's inclusionary housing ordinance.

The court for California's Sixth Appellate District rejected the California Building Industry Association's argument that when San Jose approved the ordinance in January 2010, it was required to show that the creation of new housing somehow increased the need...
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