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AB-45 California School Employee Housing Assistance Grant Program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Thurmond (A)
California School Employee Housing Assistance Grant Program.
An act to add Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 50570) to Part 2 of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 56. Noes 23. Page 3390.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 45 without my signature.

This bill establishes a new program under the Department of Housing and Community Development for the purpose of providing predevelopment grants and loans to developers for the creation of affordable rental housing for school district employees.

I recently signed Senate Bill 2 into law which provides an ongoing funding source for housing. In the first year, SB 2 directs fifty percent of the funding to be made available to local governments for planning purposes. In subsequent years, seventy percent of the funding is directly allocated to local governments so they can address their own unique housing needs and fifteen percent of the funding will be targeted towards workforce housing through the California Housing Financing Authority.

Rather than creating a new program at this time, I encourage the author to work with the local governments in his district and collaborate with the California Housing Financing Authority to maximize the funding in SB 2.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.