Press Release

Monday, August 31, 2020

Legislation seeks to prevent evictions as Californians struggle to pay rent

Sacramento, CA--Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) to prevent and delay evictions passed the Assembly floor on a concurrence vote today and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. Assembly Bill 3088, the product of negotiations led by Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to prevent evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Legislation seeks to prevent evictions as Californians struggle to pay rent

Sacramento, CA--Newly amended legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) to prevent and delay evictions passed the Senate floor today. Assembly Bill 3088, the product of negotiations led by Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to prevent evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Legislation would strengthen Unsafe Handgun Act, making way for microstamping technology and new safety features

Sacramento, CA—Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to reduce gun fatalities by requiring the gun industry to produce handguns with greater safety features passed the Assembly floor on a concurrence vote today and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. Assembly Bill 2847 would strengthen the Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) and open up the use of microstamping technology in order to solve firearm-related crimes.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Through increased time and support, legislation would lessen the ramifications of board and care facility closures

Sacramento, CA—Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to mitigate the impact of Adult Residential Facility (ARF) closures and help support residents at risk of homelessness passed the Senate floor today. Assembly Bill 2377 would allow local governments the first opportunity to purchase ARF facilities in order to prevent closures and would require ARF owners to give residents more time and help with relocation should a facility close.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leadership announced details of Assembly Bill 3088, a compromise policy to prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19:

“What the Governor and legislative leadership have announced today is an imperfect but necessary solution to a colossal problem. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

COVID-19 eviction and foreclosure prevention legislation among the bills moving forward

Sacramento, CA--Three bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) cleared a crucial legislative hurdle today when they came off of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. The bills would prevent evictions and foreclosures in the wake of COVID-19, compel the gun industry to adopt new safety features, and soften the impacts of board and care facility closures. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Legislation would prevent a wave of mass evictions and foreclosures as Californians struggle to pay rent and mortgages

Sacramento, CA--Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to prevent evictions and foreclosures passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today. As the economic fallout from COVID-19 leaves millions of Californians vulnerable, Assembly Bill 1436 would prevent evictions for non-payment of rent and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.