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Assemblymember Chiu Proposes Reforming Tax Breaks on Vacation Homes to Create Permanent Funding Source for Homelessness

Legislation would provide nearly $500 million annually to address homelessness in California


Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to create a permanent source of funding to address homelessness by eliminating the mortgage interest deduction (MID) on vacation homes and reforming the MID on primary homes. Assembly Bill 1905 would use the savings accumulated by reforming these tax policies to create the Housing and Homelessness Response Fund to finance homelessness policy solutions across the state.

Governor Signs Chiu Bill to Boost Affordable Housing Production

Law will maximize affordable housing funding by allowing developments to be denser and taller

Los Angeles, CA—A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to boost affordable housing production in California was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today. Assembly Bill 1763 will allow for taller and denser 100 percent affordable housing developments through the creation of an enhanced affordable housing density bonus. 

Chiu Bill to Provide Emergency Financial Aid Signed By Governor

Law will provide emergency grants for students with unforeseen financial hardships

Sacramento, CA--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would provide community college students with emergency financial aid was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today. Assembly Bill 943 would allow community colleges to administer emergency grants to help stabilize students in financial crisis in order to continue their education.

California Renter Protection Bill Passes Senate

Proposal to combat housing crisis by protecting renters from large rent increases and unfair evictions advances

Sacramento, CA--A major renter protection bill aimed at keeping struggling California tenants in their housing passed the Senate floor today by a 25-10 vote. Assembly Bill 1482 would cap annual rent increases and give renters added eviction protections.