Gov. Newsom promotes $1B housing plan for homeless on week-long tour

Governor Newsom wants a billion dollars to combat homelessness, and he's taking the proposal to the streets on a week-long tour.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 4:41 PM

CALIFORNIA - Governor Newsom wants a billion dollars to combat homelessness, and he's taking the proposal to the streets on a week-long tour.

The governor was in Riverside on Tuesday to meet with homeless people and organizations that help them.

He's traveling all over the state to see first hand the impact of the crisis on the state.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, about 151,000 people are living on California streets and in shelters.

"This is the year we want to see results," Newsom said. "This is the year we want to see people moving off streets into supportive housing, into navigation centers, which are shelters with enriched services. This is the year we are holding all of us accountable."

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Newsom wants $750 million to find temporary housing for the homeless.

On top of that, he wants state lawmakers to put a constitutional amendment to end homelessness on the November ballot, which would require local governments to find a solution to the problem in a year. However, he hasn't provided any details about how exactly they would do that.

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