Press Releases

Monday, May 4, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Returns to State Capitol to Tackle Budget and Legislation Related to COVID-19

Sacramento, CA – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) heads back to Sacramento as the State Assembly reconvenes today. While the state continues to be under the Governor’s shelter-in-place order, the Assemblywoman wants to make sure Californians receive the resources they need during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Legislature’s top priority is to pass the state budget.  This is a critical time, as people have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and children have been out of school.  There are a lot of services and programs that will need funds and resources to help those most impacted by the pandemic. 

“Our budget and legislation requests have shifted in order to address the growing concerns of the pandemic,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “We have to provide critical funding with projected lower revenue resources.  Nevertheless, I am pleased that the focus regarding homelessness, mental health, and education are still able to be addressed.”

Monday, April 13, 2020

Orange County and Cities Receive Funding to Address Immediate Homelessness Challenges

Orange County: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) is proud to announce that the County of Orange, City of Anaheim and Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County Continuum of Care will be receiving funding to address immediate homelessness challenges.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

FULLERTON, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom announced his plans to re-open the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa as part of California’s plan to build surge capacity to combat the Coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

AltaMed Health Services Ensures Safety of Patients and Staff During Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus


As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase in Los Angeles and Orange counties, AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest federally qualified community health center, has updated the way it delivers care across all health services to ensure the safety of all of its patients and employees.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's Housing Legislative Package: From Homelessness to Home Ownership


SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) introduced a package of housing bills that seek to provide protection, stabilization, treatment, evaluation, and state funding to address a range of our state's housing crisis issues from homelessness to home ownership.

“California has been grappling with a housing shortage, a growing homeless population and a poverty rate that is one of the highest in the nation,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “Rent increases have increased at unprecedented rates and homeownership has become unattainable to millions of Californians.  Statistics show that 40 percent of Americans are one paycheck away from poverty and/or homelessness."

Monday, February 24, 2020

ASSEMBLYWOMAN QUIRK-SILVA INTRODUCES MOBILE HOME PARK RENT STABILIZATION LEGISLATION

 

ORANGE COUNTY – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) has introduced legislation addressing mobile home parks in California. Assembly Bill 2895 (AB 2895) will provide rate increase protections for Californians who own a mobile home but rent the land that the home resides on from the "land or park" owner.  The bill also provides the same protection to those who rent a mobile home from an owner.

“California has been grappling with a housing shortage, a growing homeless population and a poverty rate that is one of the highest in the nation,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “This is not a problem affecting only low-income people - it affects the middle-class and even people with higher income who may not have enough savings.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Governor's State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom presented his 2020 State of the State address, and discussed his vision for the State of California. The Governor dedicated most of his speech to the homeless and its profound effects, including health and mental health.