Housing California Announces Support for Homelessness Legislation

Housing CaliforniaLast week, the Housing California board announced its support for AB 1806, AB 1029, and AB 2129—all homelessness bills that were recently introduced in the state.

AB 1806 (Bloom) seeks to guarantee that homeless youth continue to take part in the educational system.

SB 1029 (Hancock) is designed for former drug offenders who have not been incarcerated to participate in the CalWORKs and CALFresh programs in efforts to prevent recidivism and homelessness by allowing them to enroll in low-income assistance programs.

AB 2129 (Jones-Sawyer) creates a re-entry program for prisoners expected to be released from prison six months prior to their release date, which includes voluntary participation in counseling, job training, and housing assistance.