The governor of California has signed a وقف 12 billion homelessness bill
- California’s Gavin Newsom has signed a 12 billion budget bill to address homelessness.
- It’s part of Newsom’s “California Return Plan,” which will also focus on affordable housing.
- “We can end homelessness in the state of California,” Newsom said.
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California Gov. Gov. Newsom signed a bill Monday that sets aside ڈالر 12 billion to deal with the state’s homeless.
The new legislation is the largest investment in the state’s history to tackle the displacement crisis, Newsom said during a press conference Monday.
The “California Return Plan,” which will also focus on affordable housing, “will come with more transparency and greater accountability,” Newsom said. He added that the money would provide significant support to the state’s population, which is “on its feet.”
Previously, the task of resolving the displacement crisis was left to cities and counties – not the state. Newsom said they will also be accountable to cities and counties. A homelessness relief project, Romkey, sheltered 42,000 homeless Californians during epidemics.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 161,548 people were displaced in California by January 2020.
“We can end homelessness in the state of California,” Newsom said. “We don’t think so, we know it.”