Friedman’s Affordable Housing Bill Passes the Assembly with Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO – Last week, legislation put forward by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that will help affordable housing organizations significantly increase the number of families they can serve passed the Assembly Floor with unanimous, bipartisan, support.

The bill, AB 587, will create a much-needed exemption for affordable housing organizations like Habitat for Humanity to sell deed-restricted land to eligible low-income homeowners.

            “We’re absolutely thrilled! This bill is a major game changer for Habitat and exciting news for housing in California.” said Debbie Arakel, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity California. “With high land costs being one of the greatest barriers to providing affordable homeownership, this bill allows Habitat to better leverage property. We can double our home production in many communities and provide even more homeownership opportunities for low income families throughout the state.” 

Friedman Voices Support for Armenian Genocide Resolution at BUSD Meeting

BURBANK – At last night’s Burbank Unified School District meeting, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined leaders from the Armenian National Committee Burbank Chapter in expressing support for Resolution 23, calling for April 24th, 2019 to be the official day of commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.