Governor Brown Signs New California Affordable Housing Laws

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California Governor Jerry Brown is joined by state officials after he signed legislation for a package of 15 bills to address the state’s housing affordability crisis at a ceremony in San Francisco, California, on Friday, September 29, 2017. (Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group)

Reprinted from The Sacramento Bee by Angela Hart on September 29, 2017.

California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed a robust package of housing legislation aimed at addressing California’s unprecedented affordability crisis.

“These new laws will help cut red tape and encourage more affordable housing, including shelter for the growing number of homeless in California,” Brown said in a statement.

He signed the bills at the Hunter’s View public housing project in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, with the Bay Bridge as a backdrop.

“Today, you can be sure we got 15 good bills. Have they ended the need for further legislation? Unfortunately not,” Brown said. …

Sacramento Bee 9/29

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