California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 974 into law on Sept. 29. The bill, sponsored by nonprofit organizations Rural Community Assistance Corporation and Self-Help Enterprises, exempts certain small drinking water system projects from the California Environmental Quality Act.
In 2020, nearly 400 U.S. communities experience persistent poverty, which means than 20 percent of the population has lived in poverty for over 30 years. A group of community development financial institutions, community development corporations and financial intermediaries, including RCAC, are bringing their respective experience and expertise together to fight it.
California’s Senate passed legislation this week allocating millions of dollars to treat contaminated drinking water. According to Gov. Gavin Newsom, nearly one million of the state’s 40 million residents lack access to clean drinking water.
California Assembly committee members, this month, debated the Farm Worker Housing Act of 2019, allowing the legislation to advance to more legislative review.
California’s housing crisis took center stage during the first week of the state’s new legislative session. Two Northern California Democrats believe there is a need to incentivize rural and urban planners to approve new housing projects by establishing a replacement tool for redevelopment agencies.