Asm. Wicks Issues Statement on Housing, Homelessness Investments in Governor Newsom’s Revised 2022-23 Budget Proposal

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  • Erin Ivie
  • Director of Communications, Office of Assemblymember Buffy Wicks
  • 510-619-8495
  • erin.ivie@asm.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO — On Friday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, Chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, released the following statement on the housing and homelessness investments included in Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised 2022-23 budget proposal:

“Paired with last year’s funding, the housing and homelessness proposals in Governor Newsom’s revised budget are significant, though more resources are always needed. And with my bill AB 2011 moving forward in the State Legislature, we have the opportunity to provide a springboard for these investments by making it significantly easier to build affordable and mixed-income housing across the state.

I’m grateful to the Governor for the considerable amount of money he’s invested in our housing and homelessness crisis over the past two years, and am excited that AB 2011 could help unlock the most efficient use of these investments. I look forward to working with the Governor and our partners in the State Legislature on this and other long-term funding efforts like ACA 14, in order to ensure we keep these critical investments moving forward into the future.”

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About Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks represents California’s 15th Assembly District, which includes all or portions of the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Pinole, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, and Piedmont. You can learn more about Assemblymember Wicks at http://a15.asmdc.org.