ABC 7 Eyewitness News: Governor Newsom Signs Friedman’s Affordable Housing Bills

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Newsom stops in LA, signs bills addressing housing crisis in California

By Jovana Lara

October 10, 2019


SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom continued his statewide "rent and housing tour" with a stop in Los Angeles Wednesday, days after he signed a landmark rent control bill into law.

Newsom signed five new bills into law meant to address the state's housing crisis.

Some of the bills aim at making it easier for homeowners to turn their existing garages into "accessory dwelling units," or ADUs. The units then become affordable housing.

Assemblymember Laura Friedman authored the bills.

"With ADUs we have the power to harness a real public-private partnership with private homeowners to help provide an ADU that will add a good unit for an individual or a family in stable neighborhoods, with access to good schools and good amenities in a way that's low-impact for our communities," Friedman said.

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