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Assembly Bill 388 Report of Law Enforcement Contact with Children’s Residential Facilities 
State law requires information and outcomes regarding law enforcement contacts made to group homes, transitional housing placement providers, community treatment facilities, and runaway and homeless youth shelters to be publicly available. You can access the data portal here.


Live-In IHSS/WPCS Providers 
Beginning January 2017, providers will have the option to self-certify living arrangements to exclude IHSS/WPCS wages from federal income tax by completing and submitting a Live-In Self-Certification Form (SOC 2298).

For more information: Provider Information Notice, Live-In Self-Certification Form (SOC 2298), Live-In Self Certification Cancellation Form for IRS Federal Tax Wage Exclusion (SOC 2299).


Bringing Families Home Program Funding
We are excited to announce the implementation of a new housing program intended to help reduce the number of families experiencing homelessness. Read the Bringing Families Home funding announcement.


Refugee Awareness Month 2017
June 2017 is Refugee Awareness Month.  We recognize the remarkable achievements of refugees throughout California. Visit our Refugee Awareness Month webpage for more information on this year's event.

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