Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition

MEDIA ALERT

Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415


MEDIA ALERT for TODAY @ 10:30 AM, STATE CAPITOL ROOM 1190

Diverse Group of Allies, Legislators Unite to Kick off
Push for “Production, Preservation, Protection Agenda”
as Key Housing Bills Move to 2nd House

Housing, Labor, Business, Social Justice Organizations Joined by Several Legislative Authors to Secure California’s Housing Future

Sacramento, CA-  On Tuesday, a diverse group of elected officials, business, labor, and social justice organizations will come together to rally support for a sweeping new campaign to secure California’s housing future. The Housing Production, Preservation, and Protection Coalition unites diverse allies who have committed to work together to preserve existing affordable homes, protect the families in them, and produce more housing at all income levels.

Legislators representing northern and southern California will discuss their legislative proposals that represent critical steps required to tackle a housing crisis that affects Californians in every part of the state, from urban to rural communities, from the inland to the coasts. As crucial housing bills move into their second house, coalition members will discuss their plans to create new, affordable homes while protecting tenants from rent gouging and unjust eviction and engaging every community in doing their fair share to ensure housing for families, seniors, and workers.

Who:

Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose)

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco)

Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D- Concord)

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Alameda)

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters)

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D- East Bay)

Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D- Glendale)

Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D- Hollister)

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D- Los Angeles)

Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation, Three P’s Coalition Co-Chair

Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director, SV@Home, Three P’s Coalition Co-Chair

Louis Mirante, Legislative Director, CA YIMBY

Christian Ollano, Campaign Coordinator, PICO California

Aboubacar "Asn" Ndiaye, Policy Manager, Housing and Transportation, Working Partnerships USA

Leah Miller, CEO, Habitat for Humanity

What: Kick off Push for “Production, Preservation, Protection Agenda” as Key Housing Bills Move to 2nd House

Where: State Capitol, Room 1190

When: Tuesday, June 4th 10:30 AM

Governor Newsom echoed the Coalition’s calls for a multi-pronged approach as he released his “May Revise,” calling for production, preservation, and prevention (protection) and urging lawmakers to do more to make California affordable for all. Nearly every day, new headlines from around the state underscore the impact of the housing crisis -- decades in the making -- and the urgency for California’s leaders to act.  Teachers, first responders, and other hard working Californians are enduring crushing commutes, the homelessness crisis has reached emergency levels with deaths among homeless Californians rising. As rents keep soaring, more and more Californians are one bump in the road away from being on the streets.


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