Steinberg Institute

From Our Director: We Need Your Support To Enact ‘No Place Like Home’

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dear Friends,

As you may already know, the “No Place Like Home” initiative will go before voters on the November ballot as Proposition 2. It’s an exciting — and welcome — moment that could jump-start billions of dollars in much-needed funding to provide supportive housing linked to services and treatment for people with serious mental illness who are chronically homeless or at grave risk of becoming homeless.

The legislation, originally signed into law in 2016 with bipartisan support, has been caught up in legal action. A “yes” vote in November will validate that the act furthers the intent of the Mental Health Services Act by providing a safe and stable living environment linked to intensive services for California’s most vulnerable residents.

“No Place Like Home” uses a small percentage of MHSA dollars to leverage a $2 billion bond to ensure we can both house and treat people with serious mental illness. Please help us ensure passage by signing the endorsement form. The campaign hinges on grassroots support, and your endorsement is crucial to telegraphing to voters that this is, indeed, an urgent and worthy cause.

Proposition 2 would enact “No Place Like Home” in its original form. You can find more details on the program here. And you can access the endorsement form here via Google Docs.

In Partnership,

Maggie Merritt
Executive Director
maggie@steinberginstitute.org

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