(McGuire D) Housing programs: Tribal Housing Reconstitution and Resiliency Act.

Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2023 

Status: 10/7/2023-Vetoed by the Governor. In Senate. Consideration of Governor’s veto pending.
3/30/2023-Set for hearing April 18.

Summary: Existing law establishes the Department of Housing and Community Development in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency and makes the department responsible for administering various housing programs throughout the state, including, among others, the Multifamily Housing Program, the CalHOME Program, and the California Emergency Solutions Grants Program. The Administrative Procedure Act generally governs the procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law.

This bill would enact the Tribal Housing Reconstitution and Resiliency Act and would create the Tribal Housing Grant Program Trust Fund. The bill would require the fund, upon annual appropriation from the Legislature, to be allocated in accordance with a specified formula, as provided. The bill would exempt rules, policies, and standards of general application issued by the department for the purpose of implementing these provisions from the Administrative Procedure Act. This bill would authorize the funds to be allocated for specific purposes, including, among others, housing and housing-related program services for affordable housing, housing and community development project costs, and management services for affordable housing. The bill would require the funds to be allocated only for the benefit of eligible beneficiaries, including, among others, Indian and essential families and individuals residing in an Indian area, as defined.

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