The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance that would ban landlords from discriminating against prospective tenants who receive government-issued rental assistance, such as Section 8 vouchers. Though the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, implementation of its guarantees has fallen short. A 2018 Housing and Urban Development survey found that prospective tenants with […]
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“I am thankful to the Alternatives to Incarceration Working Group and its leaders for accomplishing so much in a very short amount of time. What they have done is extraordinary.” “They are putting together a roadmap that centers care and treatment as the primary priority, and incarceration as a tool of last resort. For the […]
By Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg The San Francisco Chronicle California boasts a powerhouse economy that would rank fifth in the world if we were a country. Our state boasts an immense concentration of wealth: A million millionaires live here. But we also have the nation’s highest poverty rate. […]
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“It is the height of contradiction that in the midst of great prosperity across the Golden State, we are also seeing unprecedented increases in homelessness. It is simply not golden for everyone. “We are building a robust safety net in LA County, but we have to work upstream to address the economic inequities and lack […]