Dear CHC Members,
Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced a commitment to address the housing crisis when the Legislature returns from their summer recess. Specifically, the leaders said that a "comprehensive package" will include:
- general obligation bond
- a permanent funding source for affordable housing
- regulatory reform
While we wanted to see a housing package deal come together this week, and now votes on our housing bills will not be taken until after the Legislature returns August 21, it took a tremendous amount of work for us to move the barometer with the Governor and legislative leaders and make housing a priority. Thanks to our advocacy and efforts, we have the Governor and leaders on record calling for the same elements we have advocated them on and said are essential to building affordable homes for the families we know are struggling in our communities. Now we call on them to turn their talk into action.
Find the today's full statement from the Governor & Legislative Leadership below:
"Astronomical housing costs are straining family budgets and stressing employees who can't afford to live where they work. That's unacceptable, and it's why the affordable housing crisis has been one of our top priorities.
"The package of legislation we are all working on will help ensure Californians won't have to pay an arm and a leg to have a roof over their head. It will include a general obligation bond, a permanent funding source for affordable housing and regulatory reform. This comprehensive approach does what's long been needed in California - build new homes and improve access to housing. We look forward to finalizing this package upon return from summer recess."