Senator Bates Joins Legislative Republicans in Unveiling ACT on Homelessness Package

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined Legislative Republicans in unveiling their ACT on Homelessness package which focuses on Accountability, Compassion, and Treatment (ACT). Senator Bates issued the following statement: 

"We have been wrestling with this problem for years, and it always seems to get worse. The ACT on Homelessness package will allow us to implement a statewide effort to better coordinate existing programs. Our legislative package puts forward holistic policy proposals that provide necessary oversight, accountability, transparency, treatment and compassion. To be clear, we still believe Governor Newsom should call for a special session, as we requested in January, so this crisis receives the attention and focus it deserves.”

Currently, there are nine state agencies and departments administering and overseeing 41 different programs that have provided $17 billion in funding over four years to mitigate homelessness; however, recent figures indicate California’s homeless population accounts for roughly 47% of the nation’s unsheltered homeless.

To learn more about the ACT on Homelessness package, visit the California Senate Republicans website.