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Statement on Recommendations of Governor Newsom’s Task Force
Housing California Executive Director, Lisa Hershey issued a statement in response to the recommendations laid out by Governor Newsom's task force on homelessness. You can read it here.
Statement on proposed anti-homeless ballot measure
Statement on the passage of SB 329
Housing California and Corporation for Supportive Housing issued a joint statement condemning a proposed anti-homeless ballot measure. You can read it here.
Housing California Executive Director, Lisa Hershey issued a statement in response to Governor Newsom's signing of The Housing Opportunities Act (SB 329). You can read it here.
Statements on the Legislature’s action concerning SB 329 and SB 5
Housing California Executive Director, Lisa Hershey issued statements in response to the California Legislature's actions on September 11, 2019 related to Senate Bills 329 and 5.
You can see her statement on the Legislature’s action concerning The Housing Opportunities Act (SB 329) here and on the Legislature’s action concerning the Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program (SB 5) here.
You'll be in good company: view Our Members. With your support in 2018, advocacy by Housing California and the Residents United Network resulted in:
The passage of Proposition 1 – the $4 billion Veterans and Affordable Housing Act and Proposition 2 – the $2 billion No Place Like Home Act.
The passage of 5 bills that work to end youth homelessness, support the development of permanent supportive housing, and advance renters' rights and protections.
An allocation of $770 million in the 2018 state budget toward homelessness solutions.
Elevating the importance of funding for affordable homes and homelessness during the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
Capitol Reporter - December 2019
RUN Newsletter - December 2019
Housing California in the News
Chris Martin, legislative advocate on homelessness for the nonprofit Housing California, called the governor’s actions “ambitious and exciting.” He said he was particularly pleased with the governor’s proposal to use some of the proposed $750 million to pay for rental assistance for homeless people.
“California gets big things done when we work together. To do that, we need to be organized and coordinated-and when it comes to ending homelessness, that is crucial now more than ever" said Christopher Martin, Legislative Advocate, Housing California.
WE’RE READY TO ANSWER THE CALL:
Lisa Hershey - Executive Director of Housing California - "Together with the Governor and Legislature, we made significant strides towards creating housing opportunities for those struggling the most. This year alone, our state outlawed discrimination against renters using housing assistance, capped rent increases, and invested more than $2 billion to address housing affordability and homelessness. However, to get us out of a crisis decades in the making, California needs a comprehensive, long-term approach."
"Tackling California’s housing affordability and supply crisis requires fresh, new approaches – and close collaborations to achieve them. That goes not just for policymakers but for advocates of different backgrounds, including ourselves. We recognize that to create a California with homes for all, we need to think, act and do business differently" said Lisa Hersey, Executive Director of Housing California.