California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday unveiled a $ 12 billion plan to tackle, part of his proposed $ 100 billion California comeback plan, reports CBS Los Angeles. The homeless crisis proposal would invest nearly $ 9 billion in specific housing projects and billions more in services, such as mental health, to help people coming out of homelessness.
Newsom’s proposal comes after the state allocated less than $ 1 billion for roaming last year, according to CBS LA.
“This is an order of magnitude investment to turn the homeless crisis in the state of California into one of America’s most vivid stories with the support and examples of people which is demonstrable proof that homelessness can end in our society, ”Newsom said during a stop in San Diego County.
The plan was applauded by Los Angeles city councilors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kevin de Leon.
The plan “will make the difference between having a home and sleeping on the streets for thousands of Angelenos,” de Leon said.
However, Republicans Kevin Faulconer, former San Diego mayor, and John Cox, who challenge Newsom in thewere both less than impressed.
“Homelessness has skyrocketed by 10,000 people since Gavin Newsom took office,” Faulconer said. “No amount of money will solve this crisis without a leader who has the political will to overthrow the status quo and take bold steps to get people off the streets and inside to receive the help they have. need.”