Senate Leader Atkins’ SB 9 Housing Bill Passes Assembly

August 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has released the following statement regarding the Assembly’s 45-19 bipartisan vote to pass SB 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act:

"This bill is about opening the door for more families to pursue their version of the California Dream—whether that means building a home for an elderly parent to live in, creating a new source of income, buying that first house, or being welcomed into a new neighborhood. It's about giving parents the chance to pass on wealth to their children and giving neighbors the chance to make our communities more inclusive. In short, this bill is about opportunity, and I'm grateful the Assembly has given it the opportunity to move forward today. 

“SB 9 is the product of multiple years of collaboration and hard work. Today's success was possible in large part due to the partnership and leadership of Speaker Anthony Rendon. I'd also like to thank Assemblymember Robert Rivas, who has been a champion of this bill and helped usher it through the other chamber. Finally, I want to express my deep appreciation for my coauthors, Senators Anna Caballero, Dave Cortese, Lena Gonzalez, Mike McGuire, Susan Rubio, and Scott Wiener, and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, as well as the members of the Senate Housing Lead Group, which includes Senators María Elena Durazo, Richard Roth, and Nancy Skinner, in addition to my coauthors. Each of these legislators are fervently dedicated to solving California's housing crisis."


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:

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