California drivers may soon be able to help the state’s homelessness crisis. State Senator Richard Roth’s bill was recently approved by the state Senate and it creates a specialized license plate that uses the hashtag symbol as the first of the seven digits.
Roth explained while a physical home is crucial, supportive services like mental health programs, substance abuse programs and job counseling are critical to truly transform a person’s life. Roth added his bill creates a funding system for those services. California accounts for nearly a quarter of the nation’s homeless population. The bill now moves to the Assembly.