SB 2 Requirements:
Transitional and Supportive Housing

Transitional housing serves as a short-term stay when an individual or household is either waiting to secure permanent housing, or has secured permanent housing that is not immediately available. Transitional housing is also known as “bridge” or “interim housing.” Services are provided to prepare residents to transition to permanent housing. The stay is usually limited to two years.

Supportive housing is permanent housing with a lease where the tenant pays 30% to 40% of their income for rent. Health and social services (medical care, mental health and addiction therapy, employment training, and case management) are offered on-site or in close proximity to supportive housing.

SB 2 requires all cities and counties in the State to:

  • Treat transitional and supportive housing as residential uses, subject only to the standards applied to other residential uses in the same zone.