Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program, which finances permanent housing for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at risk for chronic homelessness, as being consistent with the Mental Health Services Act approved by the electorate. Ratifies issuance of up to $2 billion in previously authorized bonds to finance the No Place Like Home Program.Amends the Mental Health Services Act to authorize transfers of up to $140 million annually from the existing Mental Health Services Fund to the No Place Like Home Program, with no increase in taxes. Fiscal Impact: Allows the state to use up to $140 million per year of county mental health funds to repay up to $2 billion in bonds. These bonds would fund housing for those with mental illness who are homeless.
Legislative Vote Results
FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON AB 1827 (PROPOSITION 2) (CHAPTER 41, STATUTES OF 2018) Senate: Ayes 35 Noes 0 Assembly: Ayes 72 Noes 1
Popular Vote Results
Y:7662528; A:63.4; N:4417327; B:36.6
Code Sections Affected
Welfare and Institutions Code
ZIMA CREASON, President, Mental Health America of California (MHAC), CHIEF DAVID SWING, President, California Police Chiefs Association, DR. SERGIO AGUILAR-GAXIOLA, Former Member, National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health,
CHARLES MADISON, President, NAMI Contra Costa, GIGI R. CROWDER, L.E., Executive Director, NAMI Contra Costa, DOUGLAS W. DUNN, Chair, Legislative Committee, NAMI Contra Costa
Rebuttal Against Author
CAYesonProp2.org, Vote YES on Prop. 2: provide safe, secure supportive housing and services for the chronically homeless—proven to help people living with mental illness stay off the streets., DR. AIMEE MOULIN, President, California Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians, BRIAN K. RICE, President, California Professional Firefighters, JANLEE WONG, MSW, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers— California Chapter
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute California Proposition 2 (2018).