SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Josh Hoover (R-Folsom) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 2903, which requires state-run homelessness programs to annually report cost and outcome data to the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). It would also require ICH to develop uniform procedures for collecting the data and reporting it to the public.

“Today Governor Newsom announced yet another round of spending to address our homelessness crisis in California,” Assemblyman Hoover said. “This comes just one week after the State Auditor blasted the state for failing to track where its investments are going. We have already spent billions of taxpayer dollars only to see homelessness grow. This has to change. We will not solve this crisis without real accountability.”

AB 2903 implements the recommendation of the California State Auditor, whose recent report found that the state has failed to systemically track homelessness spending and is not adequately positioned to collect data and assess outcomes.

Since 2018 California has spent over $20 billion taxpayer dollars to solve the current homelessness crisis. During that same period the state’s overall homeless population increased by 32 percent and half of the nation’s unsheltered homeless now live in California.

Josh Hoover represents Assembly District 7, which includes the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova and the unincorporated communities of Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Foothill Farms, Gold River, Mather, McClellan Park, North Highlands, Orangevale, and Rosemont.