Built more housing, including affordable housing, in his district than any other.
Protected tenants as a pro bono eviction defense attorney, winning cases in court to keep people in their homes.
Authored the “Housing for SF Workers” law to create nearly $400 million in funding for 1,000+ new housing units for low and middle-income workers by raising the Jobs Housing Linkage Fee on large commercial office developments.
Rezoned the city to allow affordable housing to be built everywhere by co-sponsoring the Affordable Homes for Educators and Families NOW Initiative.
Expanded “just cause” eviction protection to buildings built after 1979, protecting tenants in over 35,000 units.
Co-authored an eviction moratorium to protect tens of thousands of tenants from displacement during the pandemic.
Matt’s Commitments in the Assembly:
End exclusionary zoning policies that stop desperately needed housing from being built.
Build 100,000 new housing units in San Francisco over 10 years to make housing more affordable for all.
Establish statewide minimum zoning requirements to allow for increased density near transit and affordable housing to be built everywhere in the state.
Support massive expansion of social housing to address the shortage of affordable homes for both low and moderate-income households.
Fight for $10 billion California Affordable Housing Bond to build housing that all San Franciscans can afford.
Extend the eviction moratorium, strengthen tenant protections, overturn Costa Hawkins, reform the Ellis Act, and expand rent control to keep folks in their homes.
Empower the State of California to hold other cities and counties accountable for creating more housing, including closing loopholes in the Housing Accountability Act.