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Combatir la falta de vivienda mediante la construcción de viviendas asequibles y la prestación de ayuda directa a los necesitados

Todo el mundo merece un hogar. Pero incluso antes de la crisis de COVID-19 que ha desplazado y empobrecido a tantos, nuestra región ya se encontraba en medio de una grave crisis de falta de vivienda. Hay muchas razones por las que alguien podría enfrentar la falta de vivienda, y abordar un problema de esta magnitud requiere soluciones innovadoras a todos los niveles. 

Debemos combatir nuestra crisis de la falta de vivienda prestando servicios críticos directamente a los necesitados y construyendo ahora mismo unidades de vivienda permanente y asequible. Necesitamos una política de "Housing First" en todos los ámbitos en la que se ofrezcan servicios de apoyo a las personas no alojadas para maximizar la estabilidad de la vivienda y evitar que vuelvan a quedarse sin hogar, en lugar de abordar objetivos de tratamiento predeterminados antes de proporcionarles una vivienda.

Además, debemos invertir mucho más en servicios de salud mental para las personas sin hogar y evitar que vivan en la calle, y reformar nuestro sistema de justicia penal para garantizar que nadie sea el blanco simplemente por no tener suficientes recursos.

EN SACRAMENTO, REGGIE HA MEJORADO EL COMBATE A LA CRISIS DE DESAMPARO MEDIANTE:

 

El trabajo para poner fin a la criminalización por la falta de vivienda

  • Supported a 2019 law that invests $900 million in homelessness prevention services and prevents illegitimate appeals to the development of homeless shelters.

  • Supported 2020 legislation that would require cities and localities to establish plans to reduce homelessness 90% by 2029 and creates a state office to ensure they meet annual benchmarks.

  • Supported a 2016 law that imposes a $75 fee on real estate transaction documents, excluding commercial and residential sales, to provide funding for affordable housing and homelessness.

  • Supported a 2015 law that required that any state agency that addresses homelessness to adopt guidelines and regulations to include Housing First policies.

  • Supported a 2018 law that streamlined affordable housing projects that include supportive housing units and onsite supportive services.

  • Co-authored legislation that would have created a program to provide matching funds to cities to create innovative and immediate solutions to the problems of homelessness.

  • Supported a 2020 bill that would have established the California Access to Housing Fund and appropriated $2 billion each year to the Fund to address homelessness.

  • Fought to provide $20 million for navigation centers to connect individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing in the 2017-18 budget.

  • Worked to provide $500 million in 2018 for one-time for Emergency Homeless Aid Block Grants for local governments to respond to homelessness and $650 million in 2019.

  • Fought to provide $1.3 billion for Project Home Key and Supportive Housing amid the COVID-19 crisis, which has housed over 14,000 homeless individuals, with Los Angeles alone housing over 3,600.

  • Worked to provide $300 million in 2020 to help localities fight homelessness, including $125 million in State Funds for the City of Los Angeles to fight homelessness and $65 million for Los Angeles County.

Asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los servicios esenciales 

  • Supported a 2013 law that clarified there is no minimum age requirement for CalFresh eligibility and provides information and training for unaccompanied homeless children.

  • Supported a 2015 law that allows homeless students to remain in their school of origin.

  • Supported a 2015 law that gave priority for housing at the UC, CSU and California Community College systems to homeless youth, and ensures that campuses develop plans for housing these students during breaks.

  • Supported a 2019 law that added a representative of the California Department of Education (CDE) to the state Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) to ensure that those who work directly with homeless students are given a seat at the table.

  • Supported a 2020 bill that would have created the Governor’s Office to End Homelessness

  • Ensured that Permitted CalWORKs families receiving a temporary or permanent benefit under the Homeless Assistance Program can receive this benefit annually instead of only once in a lifetime

La entrega de recursos esenciales para brindar vivienda a las personas sin hogar

  • Authored a 2019 bill that would have required the DMV to renew the vehicle registration for individuals experiencing homelessness and participating in a Safe Parking Program operated by a city/county

  • Authored a 2019 bill that would have allowed homeless individuals an opportunity to pay back parking and traffic tickets through community service

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