My Turn: What The Next Governor Should Do About The Housing Crisis

Sixteen years ago, I was on a state Homeless Summit panel hosted by California’s then-Gov. Gray Davis in Sacramento. I and other advocates were optimistic that the state’s homelessness crisis could be resolved because of a $2.1 billion bond, Proposition 46, would provide new housing for people struggling with homelessness. Voters approved the bond overwhelmingly. Fast forward to today. California has the highest homeless count in the nation, 134,000 people, an increase of 14 percent from 2016 to 2017. There are homeless encampments across California and there seems to be little hope of solving the crisis quickly… To continue reading the entire article on Calmatters, click here.
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