California’s Newsom Calls for Ongoing Funds to Ease Homelessnesss

Governor Gavin Newsom largely devoted his State of the State address to the crisis that’s left California with the most homeless people in the nation, calling for ongoing funding to help the population, more shelters and expanded mental-health services.

The first-term Democrat said Wednesday that he wants to build upon a fund he proposed in January that would help get people off the streets and into programs they need by providing cash directly to service providers. Instead of just providing a one-time infusion of $750 million from the state’s general fund, Newsom said he will work with legislators to find ongoing revenue for it.

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