Silicon Valley at Home Awards Stone for Affordable Housing Leadership
SUNNYVALE – Silicon Valley at Home is recognizing Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) with its inaugural Housing Champions award for his leadership on housing issues.
“California’s many opportunities unfortunately come with an extraordinary housing shortage, especially in the Bay Area and Central Coast,” said Stone. “During my time in the Assembly, I have worked hard alongside my colleagues to increase housing for California families. I’m honored to receive this award.”
Assemblymember Stone is receiving an award on behalf of the Bay Area Caucus, which includes the 27 legislators representing the nine-county Bay Area, at a forum sponsored by SV@Home on May 18. Stone and his colleagues are receiving the Housing Champions award for the work that they did to respond to the region’s affordable housing crisis.
“We really appreciate all of our Bay Area legislators for making affordable housing a priority in Sacramento and for their actions to pass a landmark package of bills in the last session. We know that our Caucus is continuing to look at solutions, and we are pleased to recognize Assemblymember Stone and his colleagues for all that they have done and are doing to increase housing opportunities for our residents,” said Leslye Corsiglia, Executive Director of Silicon Valley at Home.
Stone has fought to help California residents in his district and throughout the state with both legislation and committee leadership. In 2017 he supported the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 and to place an initiative on the ballot to authorize the issuance of $4 billion in bonds for affordable housing programs and a veteran’s home ownership program. He has introduced legislation to help mobile home residents when they are being unfairly treated or evicted under the Mobile Home Residency Law.