AB 2925, targeting owners of substandard properties by holding them accountable has passed the Assembly.

The bill’s author, Assemblyman Mike Davis (AD48), states that AB2925 will require an owner of a property that is uninhabitable or otherwise found to be in substandard condition, to provide their local enforcement agency with current contact information and a plan of correction.

“Shelter is one of the basic needs for survival and yet the inability to find safe and sanitary housing is a serious problem. The situation is particularly severe for low-cost families in urban areas of our state” stated Assemblyman Davis.

In addition to the blight and increased crime in the neighborhoods in which they are located, substandard properties also drain on municipal resources, requiring repeated inspections and extreme remedies like receivership to restore the buildings to productive use.