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AB 71 (Rivas) – A Historic Statewide Solution to Homelessness

This bill, authored by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas delivers a comprehensive plan to address homelessness by investing, for the first time ever, dedicated annual state funding to our local governments; and, implements accountability and transparency measures to ensure every dollar is used effectively.

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SB 228 (Leyva) – Supporting Foster Youth in Community College

This bill, authored by Senator Connie Leyva will allow greater access to higher education for current and former foster youth by strengthening NextUp, an existing program for foster youth attending California’s community colleges.

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AB 775 (Berman) – Public Postsecondary Education and Basic Needs of Students

This bill, authored by Assembly Member Marc Berman, would ensure that community college students facing basic needs insecurity have the support necessary to be successful. It would require community colleges to establish basic needs centers to help to link students to housing, food, mental health, and other basic needs services.

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AB 366 (Rubio) – Healthy Futures for Foster Youth

This bill, authored by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio and coauthored by Assemblymembers Mike Gipson, Mark Stone, and Phil Ting and Senator ScottWiener, will improve sexual health outcomes for California’s foster youth and non-minor dependents. It improves upon existing laws by extending the infant supplement payments to expectant foster youth three months before the expected birth of the child and ensures foster youth have access to comprehensive sexual health education, rights, and services, and creates transparency through additional data reporting.

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AB 413 (Ting) – Preventing and Reducing Foster Youth Homelessness

This bill, authored by Assembly Member Phil Ting and coauthored by Senator Anna Caballero, will prevent and reduce homelessness among current and former foster youth. It establishes training for child welfare workers and probation officers on housing and the homelessness response system, and establishes ongoing funding for programs assisting current and former foster youth with achieving stable housing who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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Cal Grant Augmentation (Gov. Newsom) – Providing Foster Youth the Resources Needed to Succeed in College

Governor Gavin Newsom included funding in his budget proposal to provide foster youth with an additional $6000 annually in Cal Grant funding.

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