Sacramento, CA—Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) announced a bill today that would create a reentry housing program for formerly incarcerated people in order to reduce recidivism and homelessness. Assembly Bill 328 would redirect a portion of anticipated California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) savings to fund the program.
Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement regarding a proposal by legislative leadership and Governor Newsom to extend eviction protections through June and distribute federal rental assistance funding:
"Like previous eviction protection bills, this deal is necessary but far from perfect. This proposal will extend critical eviction protections through the end of June and help distribute $2.6 billion in rental assistance quickly.
Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to give students at California public colleges, especially transgender and nonbinary students, the ability to have their chosen names printed on their diplomas. Assembly Bill 245 will ensure diplomas do not “deadname” or call the graduate by the name they were assigned at birth rather than the name they use.
Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom announced his proposed budget for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year:
“Today is a stark reminder of how different life was just one year ago. Despite an ongoing pandemic and difficult economic circumstances, Governor Newsom has used this budget to make wise investments and safeguard our social safety net.
Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco), legislative author of Assembly Bills 15 and 16 to extend eviction protections and provide rental assistance to renters and property owners, today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom indicated he would support an extension of California’s eviction protections:
Sacramento, CA—As the California Legislature reconvenes today, Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) will introduce two bills to keep renters in their homes as COVID cases rise to unprecedented levels. These new policies will extend eviction protections for renters impacted by COVID through December 31, 2021, and work towards creating a framework for a rental assistance program.
San Francisco, CA--State lawmakers, who chair housing committees in the California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington state legislatures, sent a letter to their respective Congressional delegations today urging federal lawmakers to pass a rent relief bill.
Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after the Employment Development Department (EDD) Strike Team created by Governor Gavin Newsom released its report and recommendations on Saturday night:
Sacramento, CA—Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to make it easier for low-income people to access their medical records was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday. Assembly Bill 2520 will expand access to free medical records and ensure patients applying for public benefit programs receive completed eligibility forms from health care providers.