Quirk-Silva: Flexible Housing Program Needed to Aid Homeless Californians

Thursday, February 21, 2019

(Sacramento) – Californians will get help securing quality housing under legislation authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County). Assembly Bill 816, would establish a Flexible Housing Program to foster collaboration at the local and state levels as they work to solve the homelessness epidemic in California. Housing programs like this will cross boundaries of health, criminal justice, and child welfare systems to prevent people who are exiting these systems from falling into homelessness. “We must consider every approach in a comprehensive and compassionate manner, so we can improve the quality of life for every Californian, and also provide flexibility to local government to implement solutions that work.”