Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Advances Efforts to Combat Homelessness and Housing Crisis

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Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Advances Efforts to Combat Homelessness and Housing Crisis

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) introduced a package of housing bills this week that address a spectrum of issues including homelessness, affordable housing development, rent stabilization and protections for our most vulnerable populations.

Legislation Introduced:

  • Assembly Bill 362: Shelters and Transparency: Seeks to improve the conditions of shelters by requiring that recipients of certain shelter funding grants comply with health and safety regulations to be eligible for funding.

  • Assembly Bill 345: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU): Separate Conveyance: Authorizes ADUs to be sold or conveyed separately from the primary residence to a qualified buyer.

  • Assembly Bill 790: PACE: Elder Justice: Protects seniors from predatory home improvement financing.

  • Assembly Bill 874: PACE Foreclosure Prevention: Allows homeowners to avoid foreclosure by expanding access to the existing $10 million PACE Loss Reserve Fund.

  • Assembly Bill 978: Mobile Home Rent Stabilization: Provides rent stabilization and protections for mobile home owners who rent the land their home sits on as well as for anyone who rents a mobile home.

  • Assembly Bill 1017: Right to Restrooms Act: Requires local governments to do an inventory of public restrooms that are available to the homeless population to use during the pandemic.

  • Assembly Bill 1090: California Master Plan on Home Ownership: Creates a California Task Force to consider and evaluate the current impediments to homeownership in the state.

“Prior to the pandemic, statistics indicated that 40 percent of Americans are one paycheck away from poverty and/or homelessness,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.  “Unfortunately, the impacts of COVID-19 has made this a reality for many Californians."