In his State of the State address, Gov. Gavin Newsom called homelessness “the most pernicious crisis in our midst, the ultimate manifestation of poverty, screaming for our attention.” Newsom called for a clear, long-term plan with a framework of solutions, echoing the Legislative Analyst’s Office. In his first two budgets, the governor has proposed significant investments in affordable housing and homelessness. Meanwhile, the Legislature has put forward hundreds of housing and homelessness bills, and advocacy groups like ours fight year after year for incremental changes. We’re all doing our best, but it hasn’t been enough.