Latest Children’s Champion
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Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1.15.21
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring January 15, 2021, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation can be found here and a copy is below: ### Source
How the Proposed 2021 California Budget Can Help People Experiencing Homelessness
After the chaos and violence that ascended upon our nation’s capital last week, it may have been lost in the headlines that the leader of the 5th largest economy in the world unveiled a 2021-2022 budget proposal on Friday. While the announcement may have been overshadowed, the California state budget...
California’s 2021 State Budget and Homelessness
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery. With the end...
Homelessness in 2021: Five Factors to Watch
As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness will continue to be a national crisis. Although the number of people experiencing homelessness is still lower than it was in 2007, homelessness has been increasing since 2016. It is likely that the consequences of the pandemic, a national recession, and...
Politics Chat: Two Unemployment Benefits Expired, With More To Follow
Mara Liasson | NPR With another COVID-19 relief bill awaiting his signature or veto, what's President Trump's end game? A new Congress begins Jan. 3, a new president in 24 days, and millions of Americans are struggling. Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. This content is from Southern...
COVID-19 shelter closures may push homeless into heat wave
https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2020-08-19/homeless-shelter-heat-wave-park-closure As the summer heat crested in the late afternoon Monday, Royal Fahrner left the Pan Pacific Park recreation center with a large plastic bag and her backpack. A long bus ride downtown to a storage facility was in her future. The rec-center-turned-homeless-shelter, where she had been staying for several...
Homeless Californians Doubly At Risk As Wildfires And Pandemic Collide
"Our homeless residents are breathing ash right now," one advocate said of the unhealthy air affecting unhoused people already at heightened risk for COVID-19.
How COVID-19 Exposes America’s Housing Crisis
“Many are calling this the equivalent of 2008’s foreclosure crisis, but at an exponential level.” This is how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated America’s ongoing housing crisis.
Statement on the Revocation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule
The National Alliance to End Homelessness stands opposed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) decision to revoke the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH rule). The AFFH rule is a critically important tool for addressing the housing discrimination caused by historical and systemic racism in our cities, towns and communities. It laid out a critical next step in ensuring that localities take meaningful action to...