Chau Bills Pass Key Fiscal Committee

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved three bills authored by assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Alhambra). The bills include efforts to provide greater language access in our court system, to ensure that seniors are protected from financial elder abuse, and to prioritize funding for supportive housing and programs.

Governor Signs Chau Legislation to Strengthen Elder Abuse Protections

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 381, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which will strengthen California’s elder financial abuse laws. AB 381 would allow the courts to award attorney’s costs and fees to seniors who fall victim to someone using a power of attorney in bad faith to commit elder financial abuse.

Chau Bill To Provide Downpayment Assistance For Homebuyers Signed By Governor

Sacramento – Today, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 984, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which makes a number of important changes to the California Housing Finance Agency’s (CalHFA) statutes.  AB 984 gives CalHFA the authority to directly fund downpayment assistance loans done in conjunction with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) first mortgages and it states that downpayment assistance loans do not need to be repaid upon the sale or refinance of the home if the home is insured by an FHA first mortgage.

Assemblymember Chau Hosted District Office Open House

Monterey Park – On Saturday, July 20, 2013, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) hosted an open house at his new district office. Community leaders, friends, and neighbors attended this event to learn about programs and services that are available to them, while getting to know the Assemblymember and his staff. Assemblymember Chau also gave a brief update on his legislative priorities for the year.