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AB-703 Housing: federal housing certificate program.(2009-2010)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2009–2010 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 703


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Knight

February 26, 2009


An act to amend Section 50506.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 703, as introduced, Knight. Housing: federal housing certificate program.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Housing and Community Development, upon the request of a local public entity, to provide technical assistance for the purpose of developing applications and plans from the local public entity for federal funding under the federal Section 8 housing certificate program.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this provision of law.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 50506.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50506.5.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to accomplish both of the following:
(1) To prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their families because of homelessness or the lack of adequate shelter.
(2) To assist in the reunification of foster children and their families when housing remains a problem.
(b) The department may, upon the request of a local public entity, provide technical assistance for the purpose of developing in order to develop applications and plans from the local public entity for federal funding under the Section 8 housing certificate program created by Section 553 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (P.L. (Public Law 101-625).
(c) As used in this section, “Section 8” means Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (Sec. 1437 et seq., Title 42, U.S.C.).