Press Release

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Support comes as Legislature moves into final weeks of legislative session

Sacramento, CA--Today nine mayors of many of California’s largest cities issued a letter endorsing an eviction and foreclosure prevention bill currently before the state legislature. Assembly Bill 1436 by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and 15 legislative co-authors would prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19 and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Package of legislation passed by the Assembly would spur housing creation in California

Sacramento, CA--Members of the California State Assembly advanced a package of housing production bills this week. The proposals increase the amount of housing that is allowed in California and make the housing approval process quicker and smoother.

Monday, June 15, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As one-third of California tenants report an inability to pay rent, legislation would step in to avoid a wave of evictions and a dramatic increase in homelessness

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill today to allow millions of California tenants to remain stably housed despite economic upheaval caused by COVID-19. Assembly Bill 1436 would prevent the eviction of renters unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency period, keeping them housed while still allowing landlords to collect rent owed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As fire risk increases in California, legislation would improve environmental safety for the public, first responders, and construction workers

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to reduce toxins in our environment and lessen health risks for firefighters by banning the use of hazardous, combustible plastic pipes in new public buildings. Assembly Bill 3015 would require construction contracts for state buildings to specify that plumbing pipes must be noncombustible.