Spotlight on Legislation

AB-1991 Highlights 

Motels and hotels: publicly funded shelter programs

This bill would provide that the continued occupancy of a shelter program participant, as defined, in a motel or hotel does not constitute a new tenancy and is not considered a “person who hires” for purposes of an unlawful detainer action if the shelter program meets the core components of Housing First, as defined, and specified requirements related to termination policies and grievance processes. The bill would define “shelter program participant” as an occupant of a motel or hotel, as defined, who participates in specified city-, county-, continuum of care-, state-, or federally funded shelter, interim housing, motel voucher, or emergency shelter programs.

SB-1338 Highlights 

Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program

This bill, contingent upon the State Department of Health Care Services developing an allocation to provide financial assistance to counties, would enact the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, which would authorize specified adult persons to petition a civil court to create a voluntary CARE agreement or a court-ordered CARE plan and implement services, to be provided by county behavioral health agencies, to provide behavioral health care, including stabilization medication, housing, and other enumerated services to adults who are currently experiencing a severe mental illness and have a diagnosis identified in the disorder class schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and who meet other specified criteria. By expanding the crime of perjury and imposing additional duties on the county behavioral health agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Set for Hearing


  • 10/26/22 - No bills related to homelessness currently set for hearing.

Enrolled and Presented to Governor (Sept 2022)

AB-179: Budget Act of 2022

AB-408: Homeless children and youths: reporting

AB-682: Planning and zoning: density bonuses: shared housing buildings

AB-1206: Property taxation: affordable housing: welfare exemption

AB-1654: Low-income housing: insurance tax: income tax: credits: farmworker housing

AB-1695: Affordable housing loan and grant programs: adaptive reuse

AB-1991: Motels and hotels: publicly funded shelter programs

AB-2189: Foster youth

AB-2230: CalWORKs: temporary shelter and permanent housing benefits

AB-2295: Local educational agencies: housing development projects

AB-2339: Housing element: emergency shelters: regional housing need

AB-2375: Homeless children and youths and unaccompanied youths: housing questionnaire

AB-2483: Housing for individuals experiencing homelessness

AB-2517: California Coordinated Neighborhood and Community Services Grant Program

AB-2663: Youth Acceptance Project

AB-2775: Automobiles and recreational vehicles: registration fees

AB-2817: House California Challenge Program

AB-2881: Public postsecondary education: students with dependent children

SB-948: Housing finance programs: development reserves

SB-1338: Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program