Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Sends Tribal Community and Student Housing Reforms to the State Senate

Assemblymember Garcia on Assembly Floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) most recent affordable housing measures advance to the State Senate after achieving votes of approval in the State Assembly. Throughout his tenure in the California State Legislature, Assemblymember Garcia has championed significant state housing reforms and delivered over $300 million in resources to increase access to affordable housing and vital infrastructure resources in his district.


This year, Assemblymember Garcia has focused legislative initiatives to alleviate deep-set housing disparities impacting Tribal communities and students.


AB 1878, Tribal Housing, builds upon previous legislation from Assemblymember Garcia to ensure greater equity and eliminate persistent barriers obstructing Tribal nations from accessing state housing programs.


AB 3116, Student Housing Developments, aims to increase student housing projects by allowing density bonus eligibility along with other helpful incentives and concessions for the construction of student housing projects.  


“Ensuring access to and increasing the supply of affordable housing remains a top concern. Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, yet solutions remain out of reach for far too many Californians. Unfortunately, this burden falls heaviest on our most vulnerable populations.  Our legislation aims to alleviate deep-set housing disparities and obstacles facing our Tribal communities and students,” shared Assemblymember Garcia.