Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
The Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency is under Secretary Castro Ramirez and Undersecretary Melinda Grant. It is in charge of licensing and regulating California professionals and businesses. Specifically, it is in charge of making funds available to more people and making rent more affordable and dignified. The type of services that they offer include housing assistance that go out to people in need of housing from a low-income family. Additionally, it offers business regulation and consumer protection. This however goes under the sub-committees that this agency has.
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board is in charge of administration in alcohol consumption. It is under Director Jacob Appelsmith. It is in charge of writing decisions that affirm, reverse, or remand licenses, conditions, and protests on alcoholic beverages. This is especially important to housing and homelessness as one of the strongest reasons why people are unhoused is because of alcoholic addiction. The type of services that this department offers is licensing and approval of bills that are related to alcoholic beverage control.
Department of Real Estate
This department is under Commissioner Douglas McCauley. They were in charge of safeguarding public interests in real estate. In an industry that is so privatized, there are times in which real estate does not become accessible to the general public. The Department of Real Estate hopes to address issues of housing that pertain to not private but instead public ideals. It offers licenses and examinations of the industry to promote fair use.