SACRAMENTO (7.17) – Ray Pearl, Executive Director of the California Housing Consortium, released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon that the Legislature will address California’s housing crisis and needs upon their return from summer recess:

“We appreciate the recognition from the Governor and legislative leaders that California cannot afford to let the housing crisis go on – for the sake of families, seniors, and hard working individuals, as well as for our local economies. Their public vow that state investment will be a part of the solution is what we need to build affordable homes.

“We are disappointed to see action be delayed by even a month until after their recess, however, we look forward to continuing to work with the Governor, leadership and the legislature to follow through on their commitment and take action to ease the housing and homelessness crisis.”