San Diego’s Todd Gloria was picked Thursday to head an influential new Assembly committee that will try to identify solutions to California’s affordable housing crisis.
Gloria, a Democrat who represents the 78th District covering coastal San Diego County, will chair the new Assembly Select Committee on Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class.
“California’s affordable housing crisis is perhaps the most pressing issue affecting our state, especially with some reports measuring California’s poverty rate at over 20 percent,” Gloria said. “It is imperative now more than ever that we find ways to increase the production of housing units and make those units actually affordable for middle- and working-class families.”
State Treasurer John Chiang has estimated that California is short 1.5 million housing units.
Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Gloria served as a San Diego Housing Commissioner and a San Diego City Councilman.
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