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AB-195 Department of Housing and Community Development: grant-based programs: reporting. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/10/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 195


Introduced by Assembly Member Patterson

January 10, 2019


An act to amend Section 50408 of, to add Section 50408.5 to, and to add and repeal Section 50408.7 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 195, as introduced, Patterson. Department of Housing and Community Development: grant-based programs: reporting.
Existing law establishes the Department of Housing and Community Development in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. The department is responsible for administering various housing and home loan programs throughout the state. Existing law requires the department, on or before December 31 of each year, to submit an annual report containing specified information to the Governor and both houses of the Legislature on the operations and accomplishments during the previous fiscal year of the housing programs administered by the department.
This bill would require the department to include in those annual reports specified information relating to grant-based programs administered by the department, including the amount of the original awards to recipients, the portions not yet disbursed to recipients, and an estimate of how many individuals could benefit from the remaining balance.
This bill would also require the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency to monitor the department’s efforts, including the collection of performance reports, and until January 1, 2024, to annually report to the Legislature.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 50408 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50408.
 (a) On or before December 31 of each year, the department shall submit an annual report to the Governor and both houses of the Legislature on the operations and accomplishments during the previous fiscal year of the housing programs administered by the department, including, but not limited to, the Emergency Housing and Assistance Program and Community Development Block Grant activity.
(b) The report shall include all of the following information:
(1) The number of units assisted by those programs.
(2) The number of individuals and households served and their income levels.
(3) The distribution of units among various areas of the state.
(4) The amount of other public and private funds leveraged by the assistance provided by those programs.
(5) Information detailing the assistance provided to various groups of persons by programs that are targeted to assist those groups.
(6) The information required to be reported pursuant to Section 17031.8.
(7) (A) An evaluation, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, of any program established by the department pursuant to Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 987.001) of Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code, including information relating to the effectiveness of assisted projects in helping veterans occupying any supportive housing or transitional housing development that was issued funds pursuant to that article.
(B) The evaluation shall include, but is not limited to, the following information:
(i) Performance outcome data including, but not limited to, housing stability, housing exit information, and tenant satisfaction, which may be measured by a survey, and changes in income, benefits, and education.
(I) For purposes of this paragraph, the term “housing stability” includes, but is not limited to, how many tenants exit transitional housing to permanent housing or maintain permanent housing, and the length of time those tenants spent in assisted units.
(II) For purposes of this paragraph, the term “housing exit information” includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(ia) How many tenants left assisted units.
(ib) The length of tenancy in assisted units.
(ic) The reason those tenants left assisted units, when that information is readily obtainable.
(id) The housing status of a tenant exiting an assisted unit upon exit when that information is readily available.
(ii) Client data, which may include, but is not limited to, demographic characteristics of the veteran and his or her family, educational and employment status of the veteran, and veteran-specific information including, but not limited to, disability ratings, type of discharge, branch, era of service, and veterans affairs health care eligibility.
(8) An evaluation of any program established by the department to meet the legal requirements of the Federal Housing Trust Fund program guidelines.
(9) The information required to be reported pursuant to Section 50408.5.

SEC. 2.

 Section 50408.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50408.5.
 For each grant-based program administered by the department, the department shall report the following information in the annual report required pursuant to Section 50408:
(a) The amount of the original awards to recipients, the portions not yet disbursed to recipients, and an estimate of how many individuals could benefit from the remaining balance.
(b) Any extensions the department granted to the standard agreement and the number of, and reason for, those extensions.
(c) The total balance of all recipients’ reuse accounts, detailing the loan payments recipients are required to reissue for program purposes and an estimate of how many households could benefit from the balance.
(d) A description of the department’s monitoring efforts, including the collection of performance reports and the results of the risk assessments and on-site monitoring.

SEC. 3.

 Section 50408.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50408.7.
 (a) The Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency shall monitor the department’s efforts, including the collection of performance reports and the results of the risk assessments and on-site monitoring, and shall annually report to the Legislature on or before December 31 of each year.
(b) Every report to be submitted to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) This section is repealed on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.