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Newsom Wants $12 Billion to House California’s Homeless Residents, Calling Situation ‘Unacceptable’

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to “functionally end family homelessness” within five years.

…Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of the California Housing Partnership, which advocates for the building of affordable housing, welcomed the announcement but also called on the governor and Legislature to establish a permanent funding source that would go beyond the next few years.

“The only way to achieve lasting results and lasting progress is to know that the investment is going to be sustainable on something like this scale,” said Schwartz, who is also part of an effort called Roadmap Home 2030, which urges the state to come up with a long-term plan for addressing homelessness…..