Friday, Sep 29, 2017
It’s official: Governor Jerry Brown signed into law today a package of 15 bills that will help address the state’s housing affordability crisis. SCANPH Executive Director Alan Greenlee was on hand to join other housing advocates from across the state to be part of the historic bill signing at the Hunter’s View public housing project in San Francisco.
Greenlee, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin De León, were among the Southern California representatives present at the signing to commend the much-needed wins for housing legislation, including new funding for low-income housing development. The Sacramento Bee notes it is “largest legislative package on housing in generations,” and the bills represent the culmination of months of negotiation at the capitol and persistent advocacy efforts by engaged constituencies—including the SCANPH membership.
“SCANPH is proud to join our colleagues from around the state in lauding the long-awaited passage of these historic bills that will encourage more affordable housing in California," said Alan Greenlee, SCANPH Executive Director. "But we have a lot more work to do to ensure all Californians have a safe, affordable place to call home and I look forward to mobilizing the SCANPH community to pass the $4 billion affordable housing bond on the 2018 ballot.”
SB 3 approves the placement of a $4 billion affordable housing bond on the 2018 ballot, with $1 billion set aside for a veterans' home loan program. SCANPH looks forward to working with our partners and allies across the state on voter engagement and advocacy to pass this bond.