Assemblymember Todd Gloria Named Chair of Select Committee on Housing Affordability

Thursday, March 2, 2017

San Diego Legislator to Lead Assembly’s Future Efforts for Studying & Developing Policy on Housing Affordability

SACRAMENTO, CA – After running on a campaign promise to help address the State of California’s affordable housing crisis, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) proudly announced his appointment by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today to serve as the Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class.

I am grateful to Speaker Rendon for putting his faith in me to lead the Assembly’s future policy development related to housing affordability,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “California’s affordable housing crisis is perhaps the most pressing issue affecting our state, especially with some reports measuring California’s poverty rate at over 20 percent. It is imperative now more than ever that we find ways to increase the production of housing units and make those units actually affordable for middle and working class families. This is exactly what I intend to work toward accomplishing as Chair.”

With today’s appointment, Assemblymember Gloria will now convene stakeholders and lead hearings to investigate the causes of and potential policy solutions for the lack of housing affordability for middle and working class Californians. Select Committee hearings are set to begin later this year.

Prior to being elected to the California State Assembly, Gloria served as a San Diego Housing Commissioner and a San Diego City Councilmember. During his tenure on the City Council, Gloria is credited with adding thousands of affordable housing units to the City of San Diego.

Assemblymember Gloria represents the 78th Assembly District of California and serves as an Assistant Majority Whip.

Assemblymember Gloria’s official, high-resolution photo can be downloaded here.