REPLACEMENT UNIT DETERMINATION – HOUSING CRISIS ACT OF 2019 (SB 8)
The Housing Crisis Act of 2019, as amended by SB 8 (California Government Code Section 66300 et seq.), prohibits the approval of any proposed housing development project (“Project”) on a site (“Property”) that will require demolition of existing dwelling units or occupied or vacant “Protected Units” unless the Project replaces those units as specified below. The replacement requirements below apply to the following projects:
- Discretionary Housing Development Projects that receive a final approval from Los Angeles City Planning (LACP) on or after January 1, 2022,
- Ministerial On-Menu Density Bonus, SB 35 and AB 2162 Housing Development Projects that submit an application to LACP on or after January 1, 2022, and
- Ministerial Housing Development Projects that submit a complete set of plans to the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety (LADBS) for Plan Check and permit on or after January 1, 2022.
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the 5 past years, (3) occupied by lower or very low income households (an affordable Protected Unit), or (4) that were withdrawn from rent or lease per the Ellis Act, within the past 10 years.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:
MAIL: Los Angeles Housing Dept. (LAHD)
ATTN: Land Use Unit
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
HAND-DELIVERED: The LAHD Public Counter – first floor at the address above
To speak with LAHD staff about your SB 8 application, please call (213) 808-8843, or 3-1-1 for TTY.