How California’s AB1907 Bill Could Increase Resilience for Its Homeless Population

How California’s AB1907 Bill Could Increase Resilience for Its Homeless Population

How California’s AB1907 Bill Could Increase Resilience for Its Homeless Population

03/20/20

“How could this California new assembly bill make its homeless population much safer to disasters?”

 

California has a homelessness crisis. Decades of neglect on social services and housing construction have forced psychologically and economically vulnerable populations out of homes and into the streets. With the advent of disasters such as the COVID outbreak  and the Paradise fires, being homeless in California is only going to become more dangerous. However, one new assembly bill Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles could make a change for the better. AB1907 would provide exemptions to CEQA requirements for any housing development directed for homeless or lower-income renters. This would allow for a greater amount of housing supply for individuals from these communities, providing them a safe space from the elements in newer housing units. This is How California’s AB1907 Bill Could Increase Resilience for Its Homeless Population.

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