Assemblymembers Hoover and Patterson Introduce Measure to Address Homelessness

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – Assemblymembers Josh Hoover (R-Folsom) and Joe Patterson (R-Rocklin) recently announced Assembly Bill 2417 to expand and improve California’s response to our state’s homelessness crisis. This legislation increases funding flexibility for treatment and service-oriented programs by repealing the state’s existing one-size-fits-all “Housing First” approach to homelessness.

“Our current approach to homelessness is failing to get the results our communities are asking for,” Assemblyman Josh Hoover said. “We need a renewed focus not just on housing, but on getting people the necessary treatment they need to get out of the cycle of homelessness. It’s time for our state to support programs that are driving real change and getting people the help they need.”