CSAC Bulletin Article

Progress Continues on AT HOME

May 18, 2023

AT HOME Update

Advocacy efforts to support AT HOME are in full throttle as the Legislature evaluates May Revision proposals and begins in earnest to negotiate key details with the Administration in advance of the state’s constitutional deadline to pass the budget on June 15. CSAC’s primary effort is advocating for the inclusion of AT HOME Accountability trailer bill language (TBL) in the 2023-24 state budget.

The AT HOME Accountability TBL would implement all aspects of the Accountability pillar including ongoing funding, clear lines of responsibility, and strong accountability measures. The Accountability TBL summary describes key changes from current law.

Counties can help support CSAC efforts to pass the AT HOME Accountability TBL by joining the AT HOME Coalition for Accountability. Our coalition of committed local governments, organizations, businesses, and individuals recognizes the urgent need for a framework of accountability when it comes to tackling homelessness in our communities. Add your name/organization to the growing list.

Federal ALL INside Announcement

Today, as part of the Biden Administration’s ALL IN plan, the ALL INside initiative was announced. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and its 19 federal member agencies will partner with state and local governments to strengthen and accelerate local efforts to get unsheltered people into homes in six places: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix Metro, Seattle, and the State of California.

ALL INside offers innovative and tailored support to participating communities for up to two years, including by:

  • Embedding a dedicated federal official in each community to accelerate locally-driven strategies and enact system-level changes to reduce unsheltered homelessness;
  • Deploying dedicated teams across the federal government to identify opportunities for regulatory relief and flexibilities, navigate federal funding streams, and facilitate a peer learning network across the communities; and
  • Convening philanthropy, the private sector, and other communities to identify opportunities for follow-on support and collaboration.

Counties applaud the Biden Administration and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for their efforts to expand federal support for local homelessness efforts in California. We look forward to future collaboration on this and other programs as it relates to our efforts on AT HOME.

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