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The following is an excerpt from the September 2019 PPTFH Newsletter. To read the Newsletter in full, please click here.

Pictured: Governor Newsom and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

Gov. Newsom Appoints a Homelessness Task Force

Every year, US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts a count of the homeless population, county by county. This year’s numbers in California underscore a rapidly escalating crisis across the entire state. Nearly 130,000 people in California are homeless, 90,000 of whom are unsheltered. Fueled by increased housing costs and few low-income options, most counties last year, from urban districts to rural areas, saw significant growth in the number of homeless in their communities. In Los Angeles, the homeless population rose 12% to 59,000 (with around 45,000 unsheltered), making it the largest homeless population in the state.

These findings findings have mobilized state and county leaders to commit resources to fighting the homeless epidemic. “What we’re experiencing...

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