Passed by the California State Assembly and the California State Senate unanimously, and signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown in October 2013, AB 639 created The Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014, and places Proposition 41 before the California voters for approval on the June 3, 2014 ballot. Originally authored by California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, The Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 enjoys broad support from elected officials of both parties, veterans’ organizations, affordable housing and homeless advocates, local municipalities, labor organizations, and the business community.

As a campaign to support the passage of Proposition 41, the Coalition for Veteran’s Housing is co-chaired by a diverse group of Californians committed to providing our Veterans with the funding they need for housing and supportive services:

Co-chairs

  • John A. Perez, Speaker of the Assembly
  • Leon E. Panetta, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Stephen Peck, President, U.S. VETS
  • Shamus Roller, Executive Director, Housing California
  • Rich Gross, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Deborah DeSantis, President & CEO, CSH

Newspaper Editorials and Endorsements

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Lompoc Record
  • Ventura County Star
  • Victorville Daily Press
  • U-T San Diego
  • Press Democrat
  • Sacramento Bee
  • Fresno Bee
  • Modesto Bee
  • San Luis Obispo Tribune

Organizations and Advocates

  • The California Democratic Party
  • The California Republican Party
  • California Labor Federation
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville
  • The American Legion, Department of California
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of California
  • AMVETS, Department of California
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • California State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Veterans Village of San Diego
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • New Directions
  • California Association of Veteran Service Agencies
  • U.S. Vets
  • California State Sheriffs’ Association
  • Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.
  • Veteran Resource Centers of America
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • California Coalition for Rural Housing
  • Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
  • First Place for Youth
  • Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing
  • Housing California
  • County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators’ Association of California
  • California Housing Partnership Corporation
  • California Department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Urban Counties Caucus
  • Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC)
  • Online Cloud Backup Gurus
  • California Association of County Veteran Service Officers, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness
  • St. Anthony Foundation
  • Reserve Officer’s Association, Department of Golden West (CA/NV)
  • California Council, Military Officers Association of America
  • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  • South County Democratic Club of San Luis Obispo County, California
  • San Luis Obispo City Councilmember John Ashbaugh
  • California Housing Partnership
  • Shelter Partnership, Inc
  • Housing on Merit
  • Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
  • Many Mansions
  • Coalition for Veterans’ Land and Mullen House
  • California Special Districts Association Board of Directors
  • Grover Beach City Councilmember Karen Bright
  • Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
  • Veterans Week San Diego
  • California Women 4 Women
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4696
  • Grover Beach Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lee

*Partial list of endorsements, titles are for identification purposes only.