AB 977

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 27, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2021

Homelessness program data reporting: Homeless Management Information System.

Abstract

(1) Existing law establishes the Multifamily Housing Program administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Existing law requires assistance for projects under the program to be provided in the form of deferred payment loans to pay for eligible costs of the development, as provided. Existing law also requires that funds appropriated in the 2020 Budget Act or an act related to the 2020 Budget Act, including moneys received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to provide housing for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, be disbursed in accordance with the Multifamily Housing Program for specified uses, and provides that the above-described deferred payment loan requirement under the program does not apply to assistance provided pursuant to these provisions, as specified. Existing law, the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act of 2014, requires the California Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish and implement programs that focus on veterans at risk for homelessness or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness, as specified. In this regard, existing law requires those departments to establish and implement programs that, among other things, prioritize projects that combine housing and supportive services. Existing law, the No Place Like Home Program, as ratified and amended by Proposition 2, which was approved by the voters at the November 6, 2018, statewide general election, provides funding to provide permanent supportive housing for the target population, which is defined to include individuals who have a serious mental disorder and who are homeless, chronically homeless, or at risk of chronic homelessness. Existing law authorizes the Legislature to amend Proposition 2 by a 23 vote, so long as the amendment is consistent with and furthers the intent of that measure. This bill would require, beginning January 1, 2023, that a grantee or entity operating specified state homelessness programs, including the No Place Like Home Program, as a condition of receiving state funds, to enter Universal Data Elements and Common Data Elements, as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Homeless Management Information System Data Standards, on the individuals and families it serves into its local Homeless Management Information System, unless otherwise exempted by state or federal law. The bill would require the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to specify the format and disclosure frequency of the required data elements. The bill would apply the data entry requirements to all new state homelessness programs that commence on or after July 1, 2021. The bill would require the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to provide technical assistance and guidance to any grantee or entity that operates a program subject to the bill, if the grantee or entity does not already collect and enter into the local Homeless Management Information System the data elements required. The bill would require the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to provide the aggregate data summaries collected under these provisions to specified state agencies or departments within 45 days of receipt, as specified. Existing law creates the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council and requires it, among other things, to create a statewide data system or warehouse that collects local data through Homeless Management Information Systems, with the ultimate goal of matching data on homelessness to programs impacting homeless recipients of state programs. This bill would specify that the statewide data storage system described above be known as the Homeless Data Integration System and would grant staff of the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council specified powers in regard to its operation. The bill would require that a continuum of care, as defined in federal law, provide collected data elements, including health information, as specified, to the Homeless Data Integration System, and would except health information and personal identifying information from disclosure to the public. By imposing new duties on local entities to provide information to the state, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. (2) Existing law authorizes the Legislature to amend Proposition 2 by a 23 vote, so long as the amendment is consistent with and furthers the intent of that measure. The bill would state the findings of the Legislature that these provisions are consistent with, and further the intent of, the No Place Like Home Act. (3) Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. (4) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sections 8256 and 8257 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by AB 1220 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1220 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

Bill Sponsors (12)

Votes


Actions


Sep 29, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 397, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).

Sep 08, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 12, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (July 8).

Jun 23, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HOUSING with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 22).

Jun 15, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUMAN S.

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on HUMAN S., HOUSING and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HUMAN S., HOUSING and JUD.

Assembly

Action rescinded whereby the bill was referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 28, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20).

May 05, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 20, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Apr 19, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUM. S. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Apr 15, 2021

Assembly

Assembly Rule 56 suspended. (Page 1023.)

Assembly

(pending re-refer to Com. on HUM. S.)

Mar 04, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D. and HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on H. & C.D. and HUM. S.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB977 HTML
02/18/21 - Introduced PDF
04/19/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/12/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/13/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/13/21- Assembly Housing and Community Development PDF
04/19/21- Assembly Human Services PDF
05/03/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/18/21- Senate Human Services PDF
07/05/21- Senate Housing PDF
08/16/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/27/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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