March 3, 2022 - This brief analyzes the Governor’s three major behavioral health budget proposals. We include analyses of the Governor’s proposals to (1) provide funding for behavioral health bridge housing, (2) provide funding to implement certain solutions developed by the felony incompetent to stand trial solutions workgroup, and (3) add mobile crisis intervention services as a new Medi-Cal benefit.
February 16, 2023 - This brief analyzes the Governor’s three major behavioral health spending proposals and two proposed behavioral health budget solutions involving delays in planned spending.
October 29, 2021 - The 2021‑22 budget provides $10.7 billion ($5 billion General Fund) to 50 housing and homelessness-related programs across 15 state entities. Some of the major uses of housing and homelessness funding in the state budget support the Homekey Program’s acquisition of properties for use as permanent housing, provide flexible aid to local governments to address homelessness in their communities, provide funding to address the backlog in affordable housing development, and help local governments plan to meet their housing production goals. The budget also provides funding in other areas of the budget that could be used to address homelessness and/or housing affordability, including, the health, human services, veteran services, courts, transportation, higher education, and labor areas of the state budget.
February 22, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight, and Program Evaluation
September 16, 2022 - The 2022-23 budget authorizes an additional $7.2 billion over three years to 20 major housing and homelessness programs within the Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH).
February 15, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, Assembly Committee on Health, Assembly Committee on Human Services,
February 8, 2022 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
March 29, 2023 - This handout provides updates on key recent housing and homelessness spending actions and analysis of the Governor’s 2023-24 budget proposals.
February 28, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Health Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services
August 22, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Health and Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development
March 7, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Housing Committee Senate Committee on Human Services
August 17, 2023 - In this post, we assess the Governor’s proposed bond for behavioral health facilities and housing for veterans.
February 16, 2022 - Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration and General Government Hon. Sydney Kamlager, Chair Senate Housing Committee Hon. Scott D. Wiener, Chair
July 14, 2023 - Review of Recent Department of Social Services Housing and Homelessness Augmentations
October 12, 2022 - Each year, our office publishes the California Spending Plan to summarize the annual state budget. This publication provides an overview of the 2022-23 Budget Act, gives a brief description of how the budget process unfolded, and then highlights major features of the budget approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
February 5, 2021 - This handout analyzes the Governor’s major 2021-22 budget proposals related to housing and homelessness.