Housing Affordability and Homelessness
The lack of affordable housing is one of the biggest societal challenges facing our region. There is nothing that makes this more apparent than the number of homeless people taking shelter in the canyons and the streets of our communities. But it also impacts our economy and the ability of our kids and grandkids to find jobs that can support the cost of living in the region. In response to this, Supervisor Fletcher is aggressively pushing to increase affordable housing being built in each of our communities. He is supporting programs such as “No Place Like Home” and the “Innovative Housing Trust Fund” which increases the construction of permanent supportive and affordable housing units throughout the County. Additionally, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Supervisor Fletcher to his Homelessness & Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force where he will help develop a statewide approach to address homelessness and housing unaffordability.