The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an upsurge in homelessness rates, mainly due to the surge in unemployment while the Consumer Price Index (primary source to indicate inflation) has increased dramatically (the most since 2008). While resettlement is a policy necessary to house the unhoused, it is just as important to work on “prevention.” By keeping people employed and businesses running, the issue of housing can be reduced. This issue is what the Keep California Working Act aims to resolve. As of June 30th, it has not been passed and within legislative floors, and there has been little work done. However, if this bill is passed, it would grant small businesses making a lower bracket of revenue extra funds. This grant money can be used for multiple purposes: payroll, working capital, rent, utilities, mortgage principals, and more. By granting businesses suffering due to the pandemic money, SB-74 hopes to re-establish economic order and stability within the state.