Press Releases

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Bills will increase affordable housing funding and production

Sacramento, CA--Three bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s housing crisis passed the Assembly Housing Committee today. The bills would create a Bay Area regional housing entity, fund affordable housing projects through tax increment financing, and boost affordable housing production across the state.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Legislation would create the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency

San Francisco, CAAssemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today that would create a state agency focused on serving immigrant and refugee populations. Assembly Bill 1113 would establish the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency and create a Secretary of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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.

Friday, March 29, 2019

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.  

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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.

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.