New Statewide Poll Shows Majority of Californians Support Senator Wiener’s SB 50, the More HOMES Act
San Francisco – A new statewide poll conducted by Change Research shows that sixty-one percent of California voters support Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) SB 50, the More HOMES Act. SB 50 eliminates hyper-low-density zoning near public transit and job centers, thus legalizing apartment buildings and affordable housing in these locations so that more people can live near transit and near where they work. SB 50 will help make housing more affordable and reduce carbon emissions by allowing people to live closer to where they work and closer to transit.
“Californians everywhere are feeling the impacts of our 3.5 million home deficit and are asking for change,” said Senator Wiener. “Whether you’re a parent worried about your child being able to afford to move back to our state, a senior on a fixed income struggling to pay rent, or a college student burdened with high tuition costs and high rent, our housing crisis is taking a toll on all of us. That’s why our coalition of supporters continues to grow. If we are to meaningfully address our housing crisis, we must look at legalizing small to medium sized apartment buildings throughout our state. SB 50 will help increase the amount of affordable housing stock throughout California and help make a large dent on our housing deficit. I look forward to continuing to work with every day Californians to pass this important measure.”
SB 50 is supported by the California Labor Federation, the California Chamber of Commerce, the State Building and Construction Trades Council, the California League of Conservation Voters, AARP California, the UC Student Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, CALPIRG, Environment California, Habitat for Humanity, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, the California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA), the California Apartment Association, and a diverse and bi-partisan array of mayors, legislators, and local elected officials throughout California. It is sponsored by California YIMBY, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, and the California Association of Realtors.