Newsom Holds $1B In Spending To Combat Homelessness, Citing Inadequate Plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will delay giving $1 billion in funding to local governments because he says they are not being aggressive enough in curbing homelessness. California’s local governments are in line to get the money from the state. But first they have to submit plans saying how they would reduce the homeless population in their communities. Newsom says the plans that have been submitted would collectively reduce homelessness by 2% statewide over four years. Newsom calls that unacceptable. The governor says he’ll hold onto the money until a meeting with leaders later this month to review homelessness strategies.


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