SAN JOSE — Governor Gavin Newsom will continue his statewide homelessness tour today in San Jose, where he will meet with residents of tiny homes at a Bridge Housing Community site providing temporary housing.
In his State of the State address last week, the Governor cited tiny homes as an example of the innovative new models of housing his Administration is encouraging to combat the homelessness crisis.
On Monday, Governor Newsom visited South Los Angeles, where he met with formerly homeless families housed in state-owned travel trailers and announced the first cohort of local governments participating in 100-day challenges to partner with the state on immediate impact solutions to tackle homelessness. The Governor last week announced 286 state-owned properties immediately available to cities and counties for $1 to use for homelessness solutions, and met with local leaders from the League of California Cities to outline his Administration’s five-part approach and invite partnerships.
Governor Newsom has released the full $650 million in State Emergency Homeless Aid – of which San Jose will receive $23.8 million. On the heels of his proposed budget featuring more than $1 billion to fight homelessness, and executive order on homelessness, Governor Newsom last month traveled to San Diego, Oakland, Grass Valley, Riverside, Los Angeles and Fresno, participating in a local point-in-time count and meeting with staff and residents at shelters, a board and care home, and a crisis stabilization center.
Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Senator Jim Beall, Assemblymembers Ash Kalra and Kansen Chu, HomeFirst CEO Andrea Urton and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley President and CEO Janice Jensen.