Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 8 signed a series of bills into law to bolster the administration’s efforts to tackle the affordable housing crisis, with one bill authored by the City of Glendale among them. Assembly Bill 1110 amends California notice requirements for rent increases by implementing a 90-day period if month-to-month rent is due to increase more than 10 percent; existing law only has a 60-day notice period. The law retains a 30-day notice time frame for rent increases of 10 percent or less. “Rent increases in significant numbers and frequency can create significant financial pressure, even for the most economically fortunate households. Unexpected expenses cause immediate strain and financial hardship on households,” said Glendale Councilman Vrej Agajanian, who is also Glendale Housing Authority Chair. “As such, AB 1110 provides renter households with more time when significant or frequent rent increases are given in order to make the necessary financial adjustments to be able to stay in the unit, or to plan to vacate that unit in order to find housing elsewhere that is more affordable to them and their families.” The bill was sponsored by state Assemblymember Laura Friedman. Other affordable housing initiatives by the city include an Inclusionary Zoning ordinance for affordable housing and committing $24 million in Measure S sales tax proceeds to affordable housing.