TODAY: In San Francisco, Governor Gavin Newsom to Discuss Housing Affordability with Teachers & Public Safety Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO – In San Francisco today, Governor Gavin Newsom will meet with Californians who struggle to live near their work.

Housing affordability has been a top priority for the Governor. The state budget signed in June made a historic $1.75 billion investment in new housing and created major incentives – both sticks and carrots – to incentivize cities to approve new home construction. The budget also provided $20 million for legal services for renters facing eviction as well as $1 billion to help cities and counties fight homelessness.

The high cost of housing and rent has also been the focus of executive action. In the first weeks of his administration, Governor Newsom signed an executive order that created an inventory of all excess state land in order to find parcels to develop into affordable housing, and in April launched partnerships with six California cities to develop affordable housing on that land. The Newsom Administration has also enforced state housing law – putting more than forty cities on notice that they were out of compliance with state housing requirements and in jeopardy of legal action. Last week, he unveiled a proposal to create a permanent fund to provide legal support to Californians facing eviction or foreclosure.

Click here for more details on the Governor’s actions to date on housing and homelessness.

Governor Gavin Newsom to Discuss Housing Affordability in San Francisco

Who: Governor Gavin Newsom and Mayor of San Francisco London Breed.

When: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Francis Scott Key Elementary School, 1530 43rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only and will be streamed live at the CA Governor Facebook page. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to