Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Issue Statement on Housing


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today issued the following joint statement on their shared commitment and effort to address California’s housing needs:

“Astronomical housing costs are straining family budgets and stressing employees who can’t afford to live where they work. That’s unacceptable, and it’s why the affordable housing crisis has been one of our top priorities.

“The package of legislation we are all working on will help ensure Californians won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to have a roof over their head. It will include a general obligation bond, a permanent funding source for affordable housing and regulatory reform. This comprehensive approach does what’s long been needed in California – build new homes and improve access to housing. We look forward to finalizing this package upon return from summer recess.”