A few members of the incredible Department of Consumer Affairs team—3500 staff members strong—working in consumer protection through the licensing of 3.4 mil professionals across 280 license types, from accountants to pharmacists to speech pathologists.
Pictured L to R: (DCA Deputy Director of Communications Monica Vargas, BCSH Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, DCA Director Kimberly Kirchmeyer, DCA Deputy Director Christine Lally, DCA William Thomas & DCA Office of Information Services Deputy Director Jason Piccione)
The City of Berkeley, the University of California - Berkeley, Village of Love, and the Abode Services team share with BCSH Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez how they are taking a people-centered approach to connect people experiencing homelessness with housing and services with their Encampment Resolution Fund grant.
California HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez and BCSH Deputy Secretary Dhakshike Wickrema participated in a tour of Avenida, made possible by Homekey.
(L to R) Holos CEO and Exec. Director Cristian Ahumada, LA City Council member Mitch O’Farrell, California HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez, BCSH Deputy Secretary Dhakshike Wickrema
BCSH Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, DCA Director Kimberly Kirchmeyer, and BCSH Deputy Secretary Lila Mirrashidi join Mexican doctors participating in the California Licensed Physicians and Dentists from Mexico Pilot Program at La Clínica Del Valle de Salinas working to improve healthcare outcomes in the community.
BCSH Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez addresses Sacramento County Point in Time Count volunteers working to take a count and better understand the needs of our unhoused neighbors.
BCSH Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez and BCSH Deputy Secretary Sasha Kergan met with US Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo and community members in Compton, CA, regarding opportunities to leverage state and federal funding to assist renters, expand homeownership and accelerate affordable housing construction.
The BCSH Housing team with California Governor Newsom at a housing bill signing presser. (L to R) CalHFA Executive Director Tiena Johnson Hall, HCD Deputy Director Jennifer Seeger, BCSH Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez, Governor Gavin Newsom, HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez, DRE Doug McCauley, BCSH Deputy Secretary Sasha Kergan and BCSH Assistant Secretary Myles White