In the months of April and May LifeSTEPS staff have been teaching the “Our Political Voice” curriculum with residents. This curriculum has been designed to educate and encourage residents towards civic and community involvement. In tandem with this curriculum, LifeSTEPS staff will be helping to bring support to an effort happening across the State by participating in the Homes and Jobs Act.
The CA Homes and Jobs Act, SB 391, is an effort to provide a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. Efforts across the state are taking place to hear the voice of residents that express support for the passage of this Bill. LifeSTEPS staff are part of a postcard campaign which gives residents of affordable housing the opportunity to sign on the support of the Bill.
The CA Homes and Jobs Act passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a 5-2 vote on Wednesday, April 24th! The victory won in the Governance and Finance Committee was due to the work of many across the state. The Bill will now proceed to the Senate Appropriations Committee.