- California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to build 1,200 small homes across the state to help house the nation’s largest homeless population.
- The small homes will be placed on public land to house people living in encampments along roads and rivers in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Diego.
- California, home to nearly 40 million people, has nearly one-third of the nation’s homeless population, and their numbers are growing much faster than in other states.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to build 1,200 small homes across the state as part of an effort to help house the nation’s largest homeless population.
The announcement was made in Sacramento on the first stop of Newsom’s planned four-city tour, during which major policy announcements are expected on housing, healthcare, and public safety. The tour is replacing the governor’s traditional State of the State address.
Newsom dedicated his 2020 State of the State speech to homelessness, calling it a “disgrace” in a land of so much wealth. California, with nearly 40 million people, has almost one-third of the nation’s homeless population, and their numbers are growing much faster than in other states, according to an analysis of federal data by the Public Policy Institute of California.
The state will pay to build and install the 1,200 small homes, which can be put up quickly and placed on public land to house people living in encampments along roads and rivers. Sacramento will get 350 homes, Los Angeles will get 500, San Jose will get 200, and San Diego will get 150.
Governor Newsom said, “In California, we are using every tool in our toolbox – including the largest-ever deployment of small homes in the state – to move people out of encampments and into housing. The crisis of homelessness will never be solved without first solving the crisis of housing – the two issues are inextricably linked.”
However, the governor’s office did not reveal how much the homes would cost or where they would go. It would be up to local governments to decide the latter, which could be tricky since many residents may not want the homes near where they live.
Most of the state funding for homelessness programs has gone to local governments, but a lack of progress has led the governor to clash with local leaders. Last fall, Newsom delayed $1 billion of funding for local government homelessness programs because he did not like how they planned to spend it.
Cumulatively, the local governments’ plans aimed to reduce the homeless population by just 2%. Newsom later released the money after a meeting with local leaders.
13 thoughts on “California Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Build 1,200 Homes for Homeless”
Who pays for it? Kalifornia is broke!
you mean before or after the five million in reparations to every black person?
“Build ’em and they will come!” Very similar to “Give away 5M per person” who was never enslaved, and watch the state’s population explode”. Will politicians ever learn that what ever the government subsidizes will quickly flood the market?
Another gimmick towards the presidential seat! This guy is as crooked as they come!
How will the homeless pay for utilities or taxes? Or is that subsidized as well? The locals will not tolerate that. Free home and utilities to people that will not work, don’t want to work.
People are already tolerating it nationally in the form of disability on demand. I was more disabled than 95% of the recipients 30 years ago, yet continue to work full-time plus. Perhaps I’m just stupid paying for deadbeats. I’m definitely tired of it.
Newsom and other officials will funnel money from this so called “humanitarian effort “. Newsom is a thief! These homeless POS people won’t stay in these houses, they’re all too fkg lazy to maintain a place to live. The best thing to do with all these tramps is put the basturds in a big boat and give them a free ride half way to Hawaii. Feed the Sharks!
Unbelievable. But it is right out of the Karl Marx playbook and the sheep don’t have a care.
Gavin isn’t giving anything. He steals from the working citizens takes his cut then gives the rest to his friends to make cheap ass houses! for the lazy asses to destroy! That is the real story!
Could use Elon Musks small homes at $15,000 per home including solar. Would be win-win for everyone.
Some are homeless for a reason, they don’t like homes and expenses and responsibility!
Newsom must be insane! Houses for the homeless and five million dollars for every black person would completely destroy California which is already the highest taxed state in the country. How he comes up with these ideas is beyond me.
CALIFORNIA’S HOMELESS PROBLEM is largely immigration from other states.