San Bernardino’s Josie Gonzales Joins CSAC Homeless Action Team

San Bernardino Supervisor Josie Gonzales is the latest member of the California State Association of Counties’ new (CSAC) Homeless Action Team. The group, which includes eight other county supervisors, was formed in August and met for the first time last month.

The teams exists to “serve as a working group to complement the efforts of Governor Newsom’s Administration and fill any gaps as a county-level platform for engaging with the Governor’s Statewide Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force,” according to its website. It is chaired by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez are Vice Chairs.

“My colleagues on the Homeless Action Team and I are equally vested in reducing homelessness in our respective counties, as well as statewide,” Supervisor Gonzales said (InlandEmpire.US).

“Now is the time for us to seek collaborative, comprehensive approaches that also will help us tackle the complex housing, economic, mental and physical health impacts we each face as we work to reduce our homeless populations. The Governor’s support and the recent funding allocations to address homelessness makes all of this possible.”