(from Housing California) We are pleased that SB 391 remains on track for victory in 2014. Bill author Senator Mark DeSaulnier reported that the California Homes and Jobs Act will remain on the Assembly Appropriations Committee's calendar while work is done to strengthen the bill, then move forward early in the new year. Because this is the first year of a two-year session, bills introduced in 2013 have until the end of the 2014 session to pass both houses.
(picture: Caroline Epps from SCANPH member and resident services provider Life STEPS, leading a delegation of constituents who are also residents of affordable homes to the offices of Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez to deliver signed postcards and urge him to vote yes on SB 391. “Make sure Gomez knows that we voted for him, ” said one resident/constituent to the district staff.)
Legislation (the California Homes and Job Act - SB 391) to secure a permanent source of funding for housing affordable to low-income seniors, veterans, working families and the disabled faces crucial hurdles.