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Opposition to Changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Publication date: 
09/27/2019

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is the nation’s largest and most effective anti-hunger program that provides food assistance to working families with children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules that would attempt to remove nearly 230,000 Californians from being eligible for food stamp benefits. Additionally, the rule would require that students currently receiving free lunch in schools re-apply for such benefits. 

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Support for SB 298 End Child Poverty Act

Publication date: 
07/23/2019

Topics: Child poverty

 

Description of Position

Southern California Grantmakers submitted a letter of support for Senate Bill 298: Poverty Reduction, introduced by Senator Anna Caballero. This bill would establish the End Child Poverty Act of 2020 and commit California to a goal of ending deep child poverty within four years and reducing child poverty by 50 percent over the next 20 years using research-backed solutions.

 

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Opposition to Proposed Changes to "Public Charge"

Publication date: 
12/10/2018

On December 9, Philanthropy California submitted public comment to oppose the proposed changes to "public charge." The proposed DHS rule would expand the government's ability to deny immigrants permanent residency or visas if a person benefits from aid programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and housing assistance programs. As written, these proposed changes inflict significant harms on children and families, depart from longstanding immigration practice related to public charge, and place a new, extraordinary burden on the charitable sector.  

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Support for Proposition 1 (Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond) and Proposition Two (No Place Like Home)

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

Two ballot measures appearing on the November 6 ballot directly relate to the work of SCG members in the area of housing. Proposition 1, Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, would generate $4 billion in bonds for housing and homeownership programs. Proposition 2, No Place Like Home, would clarify that a limited amount of revenue generated from Mental Health Services Act (2004) can be used for housing individuals with mental health needs.

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Support for Continuum of Care HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program 2017 Grant Application

Publication date: 
03/28/2018

Topics: Youth Homelessness

 

Description of Position

Southern California Grantmakers strongly supports the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC) HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) NOFA 2017 Grant Application. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is submitting this application with several other organizations as a singular application, and is the only collaborative submission from the Los Angeles region.

 

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