Welcome to the Senate Housing Committee

Senate Housing Committee meets every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4203.

Submit Position Letter

The committee staff does not accept emailed position letter. Please use the link above to submit letters electronically. Letters are due the Wednesday before the hearing by noon. For more information, refer to the 'Position Letter' tab.

                                         Teleconference Instructions:

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate’s website at https://www.senate.ca.gov/

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Senate Committee on Housing hearing call-in information for May 27, 2020.

  • Participant number: 1-844-291-6364
  • ACCESS CODE: 8193076

Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service.


To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are answering calls to our main office line and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). 
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the Advocacy Portal and our mailing address. Please refer to the "Position letters" tab above for more information.
  • We will be updating our website on the status of our bill hearings under the "Bill Hearings" tab above.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. Please email the committee assistant Cicely Chisholm at Cicely.Chisholm@sen.ca.gov.

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

Committee phone: 916-651-4124

Committee Staff:

Thank you for understanding and please reach out should you need to communicate with the committee office.

JURISDICTION:  Bills relating to housing, including those that affect state housing funding programs for low- and moderate-income families, homelessness, housing elements and land use approvals for housing developments, housing successor agencies and the housing obligations of local financing districts, manufactured housing, building codes and standards, and common interest developments.


Senator Scott D. Wiener (Chair)
Senator Mike Morrell (Vice Chair)
Senator Patricia C. Bates
Senator Anna M. Caballero
Senator Maria Elena Durazo
Senator Mike McGuire
Senator John M. W. Moorlach
Senator Richard D. Roth
Senator Nancy Skinner
Senator Thomas J. Umberg
Senator Bob Wieckowski

Committee Address