September 2009, Barbara E. Kautz, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

“Home Sweet Home?” was presented at the League of California Cities Annual Conference in San Jose, California, September 2009. The paper discusses the impact on inclusionary housing ordinances – and, thus, the production of affordable housing — of two 2009 published Court of Appeal decisions, Building Industry Ass’n of Cent. California v. City of Patterson (“Patterson”) and Palmer/Sixth Street Properties L.P. v. City of Los Angeles (“Palmer”). For the nearly one-third of all cities in California that had adopted inclusionary ordinances of some type by 2007, complying withPatterson and Palmer while still producing affordable housing has become more challenging

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