California Proposition 1: What to know about the March ballot measure

CAVSA in the News NBC San Diego By Joey Safchik • Published January 24, 2024 Proposition 1 will appear on the March 2024 ballot in California. The $6.38 billion bond would use funds from California’s so-called millionaire tax to increase facility capacity for people in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Back in 2004, California voters passed […]

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development–Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program: Bring All Homeless Veterans Home

By Ethan J. Evans Published: 25 June 2022 Health & Social Work, Volume 47, Issue 3, August 2022, Pages 161–164, Extract On a single night in January 2020, 37,252 veterans were experiencing homelessness in the United States—36,115 fewer veterans than in 2009, when these data were first collected (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2021). […]

California Department of Public Health Announces Membership in the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee to Ensure Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Committee Members Advise State on Advancing the Principles of Safety, Equity and Transparency in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Allocation   Date: November 23, 2020 Number: NR20-311 Contact: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov Read online here.  SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced membership in the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee with broad representation from organizations throughout California to provide […]

U.S. VETS Salute Gala – Streaming Online November 10, 2020 5pm

CAVSA member agency U.S. Vets is hosting the first-ever virtual presentation of the U.S.VETS Salute Gala! This year’s Salute Gala will celebrate the launch of U.S.VETS’ first national PSA campaign Home Base for Opportunity which will raise awareness and support for our mission to end veteran homelessness. Together we can ensure that no one who […]

Feinstein Bill Would Help West LA VA Campus House More Homeless Vets

Press Release: Office of United States Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act, a bill that would allow the West Los Angeles VA Campus to use proceeds from property leasing to build additional housing for homeless veterans. Under current Veterans Administration regulations, the West LA VA […]

McCarthy, Levin Introduce Bill to Provide Assistance to Homeless Veterans

Press Release Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020 to ensure that our nation’s homeless veterans receive HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program vouchers and supportive services that they deserve. “For generations, our veterans have sacrificed immensely to guarantee the safety of the United States at home and […]

CAVSA Issues 2019 Annual Report on State of the California Veteran Community

Sacramento, CA, August 6, 2020 – The California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) has issued its annual report outlining the challenges facing the California veteran community and ongoing priorities. “We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver this 2019 State of the Veteran Community Report to our statewide community,” said Stephen Peck, CAVSA Board […]