Making an Impact in Brea

State Community Redevelopment Law requires that agencies replace every unit lost as a result of redevelopment. It also requires that a certain minimum percent of all new housing be affordable. These "replacement" and "inclusionary" requirements are distinct and independent. Nevertheless, Brea double-counted the same units as meeting both requirements.

AHA represented Un Hogar Nuestro (A Home of Our Own), an association of low income residents, to correct Brea's practices. After five years of hard fought litigation, the trial court ruled in Hogar's favor, ordering Brea to build 208 additional affordable housing units to make up for the historic shortfall.

For information about affordable housing in Brea, click here.

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