In his first 10 months in office, Gov. Gavin Newsom approved $1.75 billion in new spending on
housing programs and helped pass new laws to prevent evictions and rent spikes.
Despite those actions, permitting of new homes has slowed since Newsom became governor.
Many housing advocates say that’s not his fault, that he hasn’t been governor long enough for
current permitting rates to be the result of his policies and actions.