The Governor’s 2020-21 State Budget proposal:
- Establishes the California Access to Housing and Services Fund, and allocates $750 million in new funding to develop affordable housing units, supplement and augment rental subsidies, and stabilize board and care homes. Funding will flow through the California Department of Social Services and regional administrators.
- Allocates $650 million to transform Medi-Cal to boost preventive health care that brings down the cost of delivering care. This effort is largely targeted at those who are chronically unsheltered.
- While not directly part of the budget, the Governor released an Executive Order on Jan. 8, 2020 aimed at addressing the homelessness crisis. The Executive Order compliments some of the new funding allocations in the budget by freeing up access to excess state property, decommissioned state hospitals, and Caltrans property.