SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is distributing $100 million to its largest cities and every California county.
This money can be used to build new shelters, maybe even increase the shelter capacity for existing ones.
All the money comes from Senate Bill 89 - it was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 17th.
That law authorizes $1 billion of aid to combat the coronavirus.
California's largest cities will receive $42.9 million while the state's 58 counties will receive $27.3 million.
Local housing assistance programs also are known as "Continuum of Care" will receive nearly $30 million, all together it adds up to $100 million.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has previously noted that it's important to take care of the homeless and to provide them with immediate housing options during the stay at home order.
Action News Now is working to find out how it will be distributed among counties in our region.
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