CSAC Responds to Interim Report from the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors
January 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara Floor, Communications Manager
916-327-7500, ext. 516; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENTO – California State Association of Counties (CSAC) issues the following reaction to the Interim Report from the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors.
Counties are the service providers in our communities and will continue to lead to tackle the crisis of our time, homelessness. The state, counties, and cities have made strides but more is needed to build on the existing system. We all have a stake and responsibility; and solutions must balance responsibilities with the resources, authority, and accountability to ensure success.
Progress on homelessness requires all levels of government to step up and deliver. Counties appreciate the leadership of the Governor and the Council of Homelessness Advisors and are prepared to collaboratively charge ahead thoughtfully and aggressively to make progress on homelessness.
Action is required now to address immediate and long-term challenges around homelessness. The Governor’s proposal and the Council recommendations are big and bold steps towards progress. Counties particularly support the focus on strengthening Board and Care, leveraging CalAIM, and enhancing SSI/SSP. We must also increase emergency housing and shelter capacity along with policy reforms. A legally enforceable mandate can only work with clarity of who’s obligated to do what and what new sustainable resources will fund it; that’s the ticket for clear expectations and accountability.
California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.
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