Spotlight on Legislation

AB-2211 Highlights 

Shelter crisis: homeless shelters

  • would provide that a city, county, or city and county is in a shelter crisis if the number of unsheltered homeless persons that comprises the total homeless population within the jurisdiction of the city, county, or city and county is greater, as a percentage, than the combined average of the 49 states in the United States not including California, as determined by the Department of Housing and Community Development

  • would apply the provisions applicable to a city, county, or city and county that has declared a shelter crisis to those jurisdictions

  • would require a county or city to identify all low-barrier private shelters in the jurisdiction and include a plan to transition residents from low-barrier private shelters to permanent housing

SB-914 Highlights 

HELP (Homeless Equity for

Left Behind Populations) Act

  • would require cities, counties, and continuums of care to take specific steps to ensure that the needs of victim service providers and survivors of violence, and a gendered analysis of the causes and consequences of homelessness, are incorporated into homelessness planning and responses

  • would also impose other homelessness planning and data analysis requirements on these cities, counties, and continuums of care

  • would require the California Interagency Council on Homelessness to set and measure progress toward goals to prevent and end homelessness among domestic violence survivors and their children and among unaccompanied women

Set for Hearing

August 10

  • SB-649 - Local governments: affordable housing: local tenant preference

August 11

  • AB-321 - Childcare services: enrollment priority

  • AB-411 - Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2022

  • AB-950 - Department of Transportation: sales of excess real property: affordable housing, emergency shelters, and feeding programs

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

  • AB-1288 - Income tax credits: low-income housing: California Debt Limit Allocation Committee rulemaking

  • AB-1445 - Planning and zoning: regional housing need allocation: climate change impacts

  • AB-1816 - Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program

  • AB-1961 - Affordable housing: Department of Housing and Community Development

  • AB-2011 - Affordable Housing and High Road Jobs Act of 2022

  • AB-2189 - Foster youth

  • AB-2330 - CalWORKs: temporary shelter and permanent housing benefits

  • AB-2306 - Foster care: Independent Living Program

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

  • AB-2483 - Housing for individuals experiencing homelessness

  • AB-2510 - Vehicles: driver’s licenses

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

  • AB-2656 - Housing Accountability Act: disapprovals: California Environmental Quality Act

  • AB-2663 - Youth Acceptance Project

  • AB-2775 - Automobiles and recreational vehicles: registration fees

  • AB-2817 - House California Challenge Program

  • AB-2823 - Medi-Cal: beneficiary maintenance needs: home upkeep allowance and transitional needs allowance

  • SB-17 - Office of Racial Equity

  • SB-234 - Transition Aged Youth Housing Program

  • SB-513 - Homeless and domestic violence shelters grants: pets and veterinary services

  • SB-914 - HELP Act

  • SB-948 - Housing finance programs: development reserves

  • SB-970 - Mental Health Services Act

  • SB-996 - CalWORKs eligibility

  • SB-1047 - Early learning and care

  • SB-1083 - CalWORKs: pregnancy and homeless assistance

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

  • SB-1427 - Homeless and Mental Health Court and Transitioning Home Grant Programs

  • SB-1446 - Behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, and other services or supports