Streets Blog Cal: California Lawmakers Call for Affordable Housing Funding, Fewer Obstacles to Growth

Streets Blog Cal: California Lawmakers Call for Affordable Housing Funding, Fewer Obstacles to Growth
April 18, 2017 Peter

Bloom_Housing-PC-053-04-17-17A group of California Assemblymembers, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), gathered yesterday for a press conference to continue to the beat the drum for immediate and long-term action to address the state’s dire housing crisis. The nine lawmakers, including Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), were joined by Tameeka Knox, a housing advocate and a formerly homeless person currently living in supportive affordable housing, to call for a dedicated state funding source for affordable housing as well as state legislative action to reduce barriers to housing growth and protect renters from displacement.

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