Upcoming Livestream of Joint Town Hall Event
We continue to be inspired by the citizens of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties. You have been the epicenter of the resistance, and your participation in the political process has been incredible. As the new legislative session is in full swing, we want to hear from you! Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting and Senator Scott Wiener will be having a Town Hall on Saturday, April 6th at the UC Hastings School of Law. If you cannot be there but want to know how we are representing you in Sacramento, you can watch a livestream of the event here.
Legislation would 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 passed the Assembly Education Committee 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.
Legislation would maximize affordable housing funding by allowing developments to be denser and taller
San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced legislation today to boost affordable housing production in California and better utilize affordable housing funding. Assembly Bill 1763 will allow for taller and denser affordable housing developments on 100 percent affordable projects through the creation of an enhanced affordable housing density bonus.
Legislation to provide a tax exemption on rental units for moderate-income households dovetails with Governor’s new budget priorities
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced today a bill to incentivize the creation of housing for middle-income Californians. Assembly Bill 1734 would provide a property tax exemption for rental housing units designated for moderate-income households.
Friday, February 22, 2019
New legislation will provide emergency grants for students with unforeseen financial hardships
San Francisco, CA--State and local lawmakers joined students today to announce new legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would provide community college students with emergency financial aid. Assembly Bill 943 will allow community colleges to administer emergency grants to help stabilize students in financial crisis in order to continue their education.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The Los Angeles Times, Liam Dillon
Low-income housing developments in California could receive a continued infusion of public subsidies under proposals unveiled this week by state lawmakers.
Multiple new bills call for new funding for low-income housing through a revival of an urban redevelopment program and by increasing tax credits to fund new projects. Legislators have failed to pass versions of the same measures in years past, but have new hopes because Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom campaigned on spending more money on housing. They also point out the state budget’s bottom line remains strong.
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.