How California Can Solve the Housing and Homeless Crisis

In Analysis by Michael Rae

“Homelessness is a national crisis, one that’s spreading across the West Coast and cities across the country,” proclaims California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “The state of California is treating it as a real emergency.”
Newsom wants to spend $750 million to help homeless people get off the streets. To that end, the governor has signed an executive order for a homeless “strike team” and mandating the identification of state properties that can be used for emergency shelters. According to the Sacramento Bee report, Newsom’s office plans to measure “how well local governments are working to get people off the streets and require

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