Senator Bob Huff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2015
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
Mental Health Legislation Directed at California Veterans
Huff Measure Seeks to Address Problems Faced by Homeless Veterans
SACRAMENTO: California’s military veterans will gain better access to mental health professionals under legislation introduced by Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). SB 689 will give preference points for Proposition 41 bond funding to projects that will keep a mental health professional on staff or contract for their services.
“In 2014, voters passed the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act (Proposition 41) which allows for $600 million in bonds to be used for housing homeless and low-income veterans,” said Senator Huff. “But to provide additional housing without the promise of mental health services doesn’t begin to address the problems that many veterans in California face.” Continue reading