On the heels of the Gov. Gavin Newsom’s more than $1 billion budget announcement on homelessness, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill 1907, which would remove barriers and help accelerate the construction of housing for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
“Despite California being the fifth-largest economy in the world, many people are living in tents and dying on the streets as if we were living in the second Great Depression,” Santiago said. “We must focus on policies that keep people off of the streets and build homeless housing faster by doing everything humanly possible to remove existing barriers.”
AB 1197, also authored by Santiago, was signed last year to speed up the environmental review process for emergency and supportive housing projects in the city of Los Angeles. AB 1907 further builds upon this success and expands AB 1197 statewide for homeless emergency shelters, supportive housing and affordable housing.
The new bill will most likely be heard in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee in March or April. For information, visit a53.asmdc.org.
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