Bay Area voters stepped up for affordable housing funding in November 2016 in a big way. Now, the state must do its part too. NPH state priority bills will create more safe, affordable housing opportunities and options in the Bay and beyond. View the full NPH Affordable Housing Action Center here or read on for our bill spotlight: Housing for a Healthy California (AB 74: Chiu, Santiago, Mullin.)
Housing for a Healthy California (AB 74) was introduced by Assemblymembers Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Speaker Pro Tem Mullin (D-San Mateo) as part of the State Assembly’s “Bring California Home” package for the 2017 legislative session. This bill will help prevent homelessness and improve health through a MediCal rental housing subsidy.
Housing for a Healthy California will:
How AB 74 Works
Following similar, proven models, AB 74 would create a “Housing for a Healthy California” program that would fund local programs to pay for rental assistance matched with services funding, like the Medi-Cal Whole Person Care pilot or Health Home Program. This program would provide supportive housing for individuals facing chronic homelessness, reduce MediCal costs, and improve health outcomes.
Why AB 74 is the Right Solution
AB 74 can create real, sustainable progress for solving chronic homelessness in our region and across our state.
What You Can Do to Support AB 74
Click here for the current status of AB 74.
Click here to download NPH’s AB 74 Fact Sheet.