Bills to Address the Housing Affordability Crisis Head to Governor
Sacramento, CA—Five bills by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that respond to the affordable housing crisis have passed the California State Legislature and await Governor Jerry Brown’s action. The bills collectively promote innovative approaches to homeownership, protect tenants from ending up on blacklists unfairly, prevent rental price-gouging during declared emergencies, house chronically homeless Med-Cal recipients, and facilitate the funding of local infrastructure and affordable housing projects.
“California’s housing affordability crisis tarnishes the promise of our great state, exacerbating traffic congestion, climate change, and income inequality,” said Assemblymember Chiu, Chair of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee. “We need to act now, and this comprehensive approach will help Californians, including those who are homeless, struggling to pay the rent, or trying to buy their first home.”