Find information here about the latest legislation affecting housing for people with developmental disabilities. The LHA Legislative Advocacy Committee monitors bills at the federal, state, and local level to offer support, oppose, or provide comment to lawmakers ensuring that policy agendas of our elected officials align with the housing needs of those we serve.  Check here for updates on the latest legislation that affects our system and housing. 


Legislative Advocacy Committee

Darin Lounds, Chair

Jan Stokley
Housing Choices

Ian Nevarez
HOPE, Inc.

Patti Uplinger
Housing Now

Lindsay Johnson
The Kelsey

Shannon Rains

To contact or join the LHA Legislative Advocacy Committee, email info@lantermanhousingalliance.org or call (888) 542-4005.


2017 - 2018 Supported Bills

SB 912 (Beall and Skinner)
This bill allocates $2 billion in one-time general fund revenues for cities, counties, and non-profits to immediately house and help the homeless, as well as hard working low-income families most at risk of homelessness.

AB 1990 (Mathis)
This bill would establish the California Integrated Community Living Program in the State Department of Developmental Services. The program would provide deferred payment loans to finance capital and other specified costs for permanent, supportive housing for individuals who are regional center clients . The bill would require the department and the DHCD to enter into an interagency agreement to administer the Integrated Community Living Program Fund, which would be created by, and continuously appropriated to the department for, the purposes described in the bill.


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