Press Releases

Assemblymember Robert Rivas, UFW Announce Farmworker Housing Act

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) joined with Dolores Huerta, UFW President Teresa Romero and Senators Caballero, Durazo and Wiener to announce AB 1783, the Farmworker Housing Act of 2019. AB 1783 creates a streamlined process to build farmworker housing on agricultural land, sets quality standards to ensure that the new housing is dignified and family friendly, and puts safeguards in place to protect the environment.

Assemblymember Robert Rivas Responds to Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 State of the State address:

“Governor Gavin Newsom reinforced his commitment to a cleaner and smarter California and to tackling our state’s most pressing issues head on. This is a Governor who is serious about housing because it’s a serious problem. And we know it’s not just a big city issue; the state’s housing shortage has a huge impact on our rural communities,” said Rivas. “That’s why I’m committed to working with the Governor and local leaders to ensure that all Californians are able to put a roof over their heads. A key piece of this for our district is ensuring that farmworkers have the quality, dignified housing they deserve.”

Over $3.5 Million in Emergency Homeless Funding Approved for Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties

Thursday, February 7, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) praises the California Department of Housing and Community Development for awarding over $3.5 million to the Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties’ Continuum of Care (CoC). The funds, from the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) program, will be allocated regionally by an administrative agency to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

California to provide assistance to federal workers impacted by the federal government shutdown

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) applauds Governor Newsom for taking action to assist federal employees in California impacted by the federal government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018.  Eligible employees who are furloughed or continue to work without timely payment of their earned wages will be able to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) through the California Employment Development Department (EDD).