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Lawmakers Announce Audit of Student Homelessness Data

Audit will investigate why over one-quarter of California schools report having zero homeless students enrolled despite high rates of homelessness across the state

Sacramento, CA--Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) announced today they are requesting an audit of local school districts to examine why student homelessness may be going unreported or underreported throughout California. The audit will analyze why over one-quarter of California schools report that they have no homeless students enrolled and as a result, are not providing any state- or federally-mandated services to students experiencing homelessness.

David Chiu Joins Colleagues to Propose Massive Funding Increase for Affordable Housing and Infrastructure

Bills will bring back redevelopment agencies with reforms and expand the state’s low-income housing tax credit

Sacramento, CA--Lawmakers today announced two proposals to significantly increase funding for affordable housing and infrastructure production in California. The bills, introduced by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) along with a large group of colleagues, will expand the state low-income housing tax credit and create affordable housing and infrastructure agencies, an effort to recreate former redevelopment agencies.

Bill to Increase Transit-Oriented Development at BART Stations Signed by Governor

Legislation requires BART to establish transit-oriented development zoning standards on BART-owned land

SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) to encourage transit-oriented development (TOD) at certain Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2923 will require BART to set new standards for transit-oriented development on BART-owned land within a half mile of a BART station. To reduce delays, the bill requires local governments to update their own zoning to meet BART’s affordability and zoning standards.  

Governor Signs Chiu Bill to Protect the Identities of Undocumented Parents in Court Proceedings

Measure will allow guardians ad litem to proceed anonymously

SACRAMENTO--Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to protect the identities of immigrant parents in California courts was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2185 will create a standardized process for individuals who petition courts to become a guardian ad litem under a pseudonym and require courts to make specific findings when determining the need for anonymity.