SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a number of bills aimed at helping veterans, including legislation that could provide funds to expand affordable housing for homeless veterans.
Brown signed the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 at a ceremony Thursday at the San Diego Veterans Village, which provides transitional housing and other programs to homeless veterans.
The legislation will ask voters in June to approve allowing the state to use $600 million of existing veterans' housing bond funds for multifamily, transitional housing.
The bill was among a dozen signed by Brown that supporters say will make life easier for veterans.
A quarter of the nation's homeless veterans population lives in California.
Assembly Speaker John A. Perez authored the bill.
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