Proposition 27 is the ONLY permanent funding solution for California’s homelessness and mental health crises.
Homelessness and Mental Health in California
Prop 27 Gets People the Help They Need
That's the number of people who are homeless in California, almost .5% of the population. More than any other state.
1 in 6
Nearly one in six Californians experiences mental illness. It’s a crisis affecting nearly every family and it’s only gotten harder through the pandemic.
Prop 27 is the ONLY ballot measure that guarantees hundreds of millions dollars every year to fund mental health treatment and solutions to homelessness and addiction.
Yes on 27
What Prop 27 Does for California
Proposition 27, the California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act, generates hundreds of millions of dollars annually for solutions to homelessness, mental health and addiction by taxing and regulating online sports betting for adults 21 and over with strict protections for minors and mandatory audits to make sure the money is spent effectively to reduce homelessness. It’s why homeless service providers, bipartisan local leaders and California tribes all say yes on 27. It’s a win-win.
Prop 27 has strict protections to prevent minors from betting, including substantial fines for violators, and it bans betting on youth sports. Prop 27 requires the California Department of Justice to strictly regulate online sports betting and includes significant funding for addiction treatment.
Prop 27 guarantees hundreds of millions of dollars every year for permanent solutions to homelessness, mental health and addiction. Under Prop 27, eighty-five percent of all tax revenue goes to fund solutions to homelessness, mental health and addiction.
Prop 27 requires that fifteen percent of all tax revenue to go disadvantaged non-gaming tribes. It is the only ballot measure with that provision.
A broad coalition for California
Together we are building the largest ever coalition of housing and mental health experts, tribes, and citizens united in support of solutions to California’s homelessness and mental health crises.
“Every solution to homelessness – the crisis in all our neighborhoods – necessitates long-term and stable funding. We have to get vulnerable Californians off the streets and prevent homelessness before it starts, so this crisis does not worsen. By creating a safe and age-restricted online sports betting market, California can capture hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and use it to help solve one of our greatest challenges. This funding will be used to build housing and help provide mental health treatment to our neighbors in need.”
“The Solutions Act would be life-changing for our people. For too long, rural and economically disadvantaged Tribes like ours have struggled to provide for our people. This measure would provide us with economic opportunities to fortify our Tribe’s future for generations to come. By voting yes in November on the Solutions Act, Californians will not only help address statewide homelessness, but will also be specifically helping our Tribe address our own homelessness and provide adequate housing for all our Tribal members. Their vote can help us build a recreation center we have always dreamed of for our community and help educate our kids.”
“The Solutions Act protects Tribal sovereignty and will allow every Tribe – not just those with big casinos close to big cities – a chance to directly benefit from online sports betting in California. The measure puts Tribes firmly in control of online sports betting in California.”
Prop 27 vs. Prop 26
Proposition 27 is the ONLY measure on the ballot that guarantees permanent funding solutions for homelessness, mental health and addiction services. 27 is the only measure that directs aid for small and disadvantaged tribes and contains protections against cheating and corruption.
Myths Vs. Facts
Don’t believe the false attacks on Prop 27. Tribal leaders support Prop 27 because it generates hundreds of millions every year to fund permanent solutions to homelessness, mental health and addiction in California. And Prop 27 protects tribes. Prop 27 benefits every single California tribe – doubling the annual incomes of small, disadvantaged tribes. Taxing and regulating online sports betting is a win-win. It’s a win for tribal sovereignty. It’s a win for finally doing something about homelessness.