California members – Remember that state statute that says that RCFEs can be considered a single-family home for purposes of zoning as long as they are limited to only 6 residents? Well a new bill has been introduced that would allow that cap to be lifted as long as the home has sufficient square footage and a sufficient number of rooms to comply with the Uniform Housing Code.
(h) Notwithstanding any other law, this section shall also apply to a residential care facility for the elderly that serves more than six persons and that is located in a residential zone, if the family dwelling, including any permitted auxiliary dwelling unit, has sufficient square footage and a sufficient number of rooms to serve more than six persons, consistent with the standards established in subdivision (b) of Section 503 of the Uniform Housing Code of the International Conference of Building Officials, as adopted pursuant to Section 17922, or other state-approved standards governing the allowable number of beds in a room used as a bedroom.
This could be a game changer for RCFEs in California. Please reach out to your elected representatives to lend your support for this bill.