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AB-374 Department of Housing and Community Development: annual report: Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/01/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 374


Introduced by Assembly Member Seyarto

February 01, 2021


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 374, as introduced, Seyarto. Department of Housing and Community Development: annual report: Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program.
Existing law establishes the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) program for the purpose of providing jurisdictions, as defined, with one-time grant funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges, as specified. Under existing law, grants under the HHAP program are allocated in 2 rounds of funding, the first of which is administered by the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency and the second of which is administered by the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council, as provided.
Existing law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to 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. Existing law requires that the report include, among other things, the number of units assisted by those programs and the number of individuals and households served and their income level.
This bill would additionally require that this report include an evaluation of the HHAP program.
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 their 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) An evaluation of the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 50216) of Part 1), as administered by the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency and the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.