STATEMENT: Senate Pro Tem and Assembly Republican Leader Reach Agreement to Pass “No Place Like Home” Legislation

Monday, June 27, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) today announced an agreement on the landmark ‘No Place Like Home’ legislation (AB 1618/AB 1622) to provide $2 billion for the housing and treatment of mentally ill Californians who are homeless, releasing the following statements:

“Homelessness is not a partisan issue and it has been an honor to work with my Republican colleagues in the Senate and Assembly to tackle this issue head on,” said Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). “Republican and Democrats alike recognize that finding permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless suffering from mental illness will improve the quality of life in our communities and give hope to thousands of Californians currently living in despair across our state.” 

“Working with the Senate President Pro Tem, the No Place Like Home initiative is now a better plan to serve our vulnerable populations,” said Assembly Republican Leader Mayes.  “The millions in new funding championed by Republicans will help our homeless veterans and youth receive the shelter and support they need to get their lives back on track. The new accountability measures we fought for will ensure that new funds are spent efficiently to help as many homeless mentally ill Californians as possible. We appreciate the Pro Tem’s willingness to work with us and build on this important legislation.”