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Homeless Outreach Programs To Reduce Wildfire Risk

Concerning programs to reduce wildfire risk through outreach to people experiencing homelessness, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill requires the division of housing within the department of local affairs (division) to create a working group to identify emerging, promising, and best practices related to homeless outreach for the purpose of reducing wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface. The bill also establishes the reducing wildfire risk through homeless outreach grant program within the division. Grant recipients can use grant money to conduct outreach among individuals experiencing homelessness to reduce wildfire risk consistent with the emerging, promising, and best practices the working group identifies. The grant program prioritizes applications that take a collaborative approach and are founded in local knowledge and expertise.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. D. Coram, Sen. S. Fenberg
Rep. J. McCluskie, Rep. M. Snyder


Sen. J. Ginal, Sen. P. Lee
Rep. L. Cutter


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details