The consequences of the Trump Administration’s recently announced “public charge” rule are known: thousands more families working to build better a better future for themselves and our state will instead live in poverty. Understanding the depth of harm for California’s immigrants and potential economic loss are imperative as state leaders and advocates pursue legal action and work to protect the socioeconomic well-being of families today and for future generations.
Many students from low-income households who are headed to California’s colleges know the reality: paying for their higher education will be a struggle. That’s why Competitive Cal Grants are among the critical ways to support educational opportunities for low-income students.
Accessory dwelling units – commonly known as ADUs – are among the housing options receiving attention in the Capitol as state leaders look at a variety of policies to help Californians who are struggling to afford rent. While leaders are navigating how to handle the development and compliance of ADUs, it’s also important to look at the how such housing could improve health and social well-being for Californians.
Early childhood intervention tools like evidence-based home visiting can reduce or prevent the effects of adverse experiences for children. But the number of children in California who would most benefit from home visiting outweighs the current service levels. Learn how state policymakers can take steps to close the gap and improve well-being for more children.
On June 27, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the 2019-20 state budget, an agreement with state legislative leaders that makes a series of investments in creating economic security and opportunities for Californians, while also fostering the state’s fiscal health.