The Rebuild California Plan – Emergency Shelter and Housing
The Rebuild California Plan will provide almost $3 billion for emergency shelters for battered women and homeless families, affordable homes for seniors and working families, and stable homes for former foster youth, without raising taxes.
Housing affordability is at an all-time low in California and the number of homeless and battered people seeking shelter exceeds the number of available shelter beds. More than 360,000 Californians are homeless and more than 5,000 women and children were turned away from domestic violence shelters last year.
Combating homelessness and providing shelter for battered women and disabled seniors will improve the overall quality of life for all Californians, stimulate our economy and make our communities safer and cleaner.
• Prop. 1C provides funds for emergency shelters for battered women and affordable housing for seniors, low-income families and the disabled.
• Prop. 1C includes funding for temporary shelter with social services for homeless families with children.
• Prop 1C helps working families to buy their first homes and stimulates California’s economy by helping employers to recruit and retain qualified employees.
• Prop 1C creates thousands of jobs in California’s construction and housing industry.
• Prop 1C protects public funds by requiring independent audits, limiting administrative expenses and imposing strict accountability provisions.
• Prop 1C is endorsed by Habitat for Humanity chapters across the state, AARP, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, The Congress of California Seniors, League of Women Voters, California Chamber of Commerce, California Teachers Association, California State Firefighters’ Association, California Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) and many other groups.