New Budget Trailer Bills Concern the: Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program Housing and Disability Advocacy Program Bringing Families Home Program Home Safe Program Trailer Bill Language is the implementing language of the California State Budget Bill. Trailer bills provide policy details that follow the main budget bill and details measures that direct how to…

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Several Bills Introduced Last Week Reveal the Kind of Actions That Legislators Want to Become Law During the 2023 Legislative Session to Further Help Mitigate the Statewide Homelessness Crisis California legislation concerning homelessness began to take shape when the Legislature reconvened last week on December 5th, which initiated the 2023 legislative session. Several bills that focused…

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The last day for each house to pass bills was August 31. The last day the Governor could approve legislation was September 30. The Legislature is scheduled to reconvene in regular session on December 5 to immediately organize to further the 2023 legislative session. Regarding homelessness, some of the approved 2022 legislation requires: “cities, counties,…

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A comparison of recent homeless count data reveals a 19% increase in the number of persons identified as severely mentally ill and a 72% increase in the number of chronic substance abusers  A comparison of data entered in the State’s Homeless Data Integration System reveals that 40% of persons had a disabling condition in 2018…

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