More than 150 builder's remedy projects have been filed in dozens of California cities that have failed to gain state approval for their eight-year plans to build new housing.

In 2022, California began enforcing a 1990 law that allows developers of projects with at least 20% affordable housing to bypass the local zoning approval process in cities and counties that don't have state-certified "housing element" plans that mandate the number of new houses needed over the next eight years.

The state invoked builder's remedy in Southern California beginning in 2022 and in Northern California in 2023. As of this month, 58 jurisdictions in Southern California and 35 in the Bay Area still do not state-approved housing plans, SiliconValley.com reported.

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