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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Jan. 7—If Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn’t appoint a homelessness secretary, the Legislature might force his hand.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas on Monday introduced a bill to create an Office to End Homelessness run by a cabinet secretary for housing insecurity and homelessness who would report to the governor.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

SACRAMENTO– Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) introduced legislation to create California’s first State Office on Homelessness. Assembly Bill (AB) 1845 creates a Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness to oversee the Office to End Homelessness, which will include the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council and be located within the Governor’s Office.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Homelessness is an issue that plagues many cities across California, and one Assemblymember has a plan to end that problem.

On Tuesday, Assembly Member Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) introduced AB 1845 to create the Governor’s Office to End Homelessness.  The office would be administered by the Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, appointed by the Governor.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

If Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn’t appoint a homelessness secretary, the Legislature might force his hand.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas on Monday introduced a bill to create an Office to End Homelessness run by a cabinet secretary for housing insecurity and homelessness who would report to the governor.

Monday, November 18, 2019

PACOIMA, Calif. — The California Association of Non-Profits has awarded the Khalsa Care Foundation as the 39th Assembly District’s “2019 Non-Profit of the Year” in recognition of its outstanding record of community support, according to a news release.

Friday, November 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An audit released by the California State Auditor on Thursday showed that the California Department of Education and local education agencies (LEAs) fail to identify and support students experiencing homelessness.

The audit was requested in March by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), James Ramos (D-Highland), and Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) and found that LEAs do not accurately identify homeless students or provide them with the proper services.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sacramento, California - Building on the Administration’s commitment to focus on proposals that benefit the state’s parents, families and children, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to expand protections to students in the state’s K-12 public schools.