San Diego Union Tribune: $1.5 billion for housing, homeless services proposed by legislators

February 21, 2018

By Gary Warth

An assembly bill that would provide about $1.5 billion for housing and services for homeless people was introduced Wednesday in a Sacramento ceremony that included a bi-partisan group of state lawmakers and 11 California mayors, including Kevin Faulconer.

Assembly Bill 3151, authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, calls for 25 percent of the state’s $6.1 billion budget surplus to address homelessness. Municipalities would get money as a matching fund to what they spend locally on existing or new programs.

State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, is a principal co-author in the Senate.

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