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Newsom signs $12B funding package to support housing for homeless residents

Original post made on Jul 20, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness on Monday, the largest such investment in sheltering and supporting homeless residents in the state's history.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:28 pm

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Since California’s homeless population was reliably published as 162,000 in 2020, and figures for this year won’t be available for months, let’s estimate that it has grown at the same rate as in 2019-2020. That comes out to about 175,000, so $12 billion represents about $69,000 per homeless person.

Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:33 pm

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Bob, and your question is? It is inhumane to leave people and families on the street! This is great news from Newsom!

Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:25 pm

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Is it just my imagination or has Newsom turned on the money firehose in a desperate attempt to influence voters to prevent his recall? To me, his recent behavior borders upon fiscal corruption with taxpayers' money. Still, if Cox is the viable alternative, I'll be forced to vote for Newsom even though I view him as incompetent, weak-willed, and totally clueless in his two-faced response to Covid-19. He is not a leader. He merely seeks special interest and identity politics groups' political support. Guess that's the "SF Way".

Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm

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The desperation is palpable. Gav will say and do anything to keep his job. Recall Newsom now. Let's all show him that Californians are tired of his inability to govern effectively. Let's show him that all Californians matter, not just teacher unions, service worker unions, government employee unions and his wealthy democrat donors. Lets show him that our failing public education system matters and needs fixing from the top down. Let's show him that he doesn't deserve to be our governor.

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