Newsom Announces $12B Plan To End Family Homelessness In Five Years

May 13, 2021 16:00 pm · 37 comments

Family homelessness will end in five years in California, according to a $12 billion, two-year plan announced Tuesday by the governor.

Family homelessness refers to households with at least one adult and one minor who are homeless, the governor’s office said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping the state Legislature votes to fund the plan, which is based on results over the past year including programs to shelter and house homeless individuals in hotels and motels.

“We are committed to ending family homelessness,” Newsom said at a news conference.

The $12 billion to end homelessness is part of a $100 billion plan to invigorate the state’s economy as the COVID-19 pandemic ends and comes on the heels of a historic state budget surplus.

Newsom’s plan includes an expansion of Project Homekey, which converted hotels and motels into housing for homeless people. It focuses on homeless people with the most acute needs such as people with mental health challenges and seniors most at risk of becoming homeless.

Newsom said shelter does not solve homelessness.

“Housing and supportive services solve homelessness,” he said.

tomato girl May 13, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Chyna Joe handing out the cash to all the corrupt Dems to line their pockets

RANDOM TASK May 13, 2021 at 4:14 PM

here we go

first off the newscum stop placing illegals over american citizens in lowincome housing

where is bezerkly or stanford or ucla
obviously there needs to be a study or survey or hey a census that tells us the ratio of low income housing status pertaining to illegals over legal citizens
It focuses on homeless people with the most acute needs such as people with mental health challenges and seniors most at risk of becoming homeless.
again where is the proof of that …everyone else sees crackheads and boozers but cant say anything since the newscum put a gag on employees as to the shenanigans going on in these dragon dens

Newsom said shelter does not solve homelessness.
“Housing and supportive services solve homelessness,” he said.

errrr hey light bulb are you saying we are not paying millions in taxes and have been for over 50 years for this exact thing
where is that money
of course you are asking for more taxes to fix the problem you and your aunt Zamboni have created

the dem creedo
create chaos then offer to help for a fee of course

look at any problem we face

it was created by dem politicians

Kauai Mike May 14, 2021 at 4:11 AM

Bingo @ Random Task! BINGO!

Tsa May 13, 2021 at 4:19 PM

Don’t forget about the drug abuse, alcoholism and mental illness that contribute to homelessness. Until these are dealt with, all you’ve done is put the problems behind closed doors and exacerbated the issues. Define the problem, find out the cause and do something about that instead of the feel good, pat yourself on the back type responses to remain elected.

Give a person a fish, you feed them for a day; teach them to fish, you’ll feed them for a lifetime!

Anonymous May 13, 2021 at 4:34 PM

So, sheltering homeless in homeless shelters doesn’t work, but sheltering homeless in homeless shelter hotels and motels will work?

Well, it does solve one problem. The homeless typically dislike shelters because they are not allowed to use drugs, drink and smoke in the shelter. Since it’s unlikely anyone will be enforcing these rules in a private hotel or motel, look, the problem is gone!

Another example of Democrat logic. lol

publius May 13, 2021 at 4:39 PM

This plan,will, of course, begin as soon as Newsom ends homelessness in San Francisco which he promised to do when he was elected mayor years ago. So, don’t hold your breath but some people are going to get wealthy from this new scam

Aunt Barbara May 13, 2021 at 4:52 PM


Chris May 13, 2021 at 4:53 PM

Window dressing as usual. Why does it always seem like the solution to every problem facing America for the Democrats, is to throw more money at the issue? Problems with schools, just throw more money at them. Can’t wait to see a list of names of those who stand to profit from this boondoggle.

Anonymous May 13, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Because the Democrat’s constituents typically work in those fields.

Public health, county and state government and their unions.
Teachers and their union.
Various NGOs and locals organizations led by social activists.

A large amount of taxpayer funds used to fund these programs filters back into the Democrat party.

It’s all part of the Democrat machine.

The Fearless Spectator May 13, 2021 at 4:56 PM

More useless prognostication.

Taxes are insane
Real estate prices are insane
The homeless problem is insane
Gavin Newsom is insane.

Let’s tackle the easy problem first: Vote him out.

Cellophane May 13, 2021 at 4:56 PM


Just wait 5 years, they’ll want more $$$.

It’s never-ending.

BOB May 13, 2021 at 5:01 PM

It’s great what a recall can get started.

Ricardoh May 13, 2021 at 5:12 PM

Should attract the homeless from every state in the union. Here is what I would do. Find some fields in some hidden valley, put up military tents, build a cafeteria and showers and toilets and garbage cans. Make it homey. Maybe even sell booze for those who have money. Gather up the homeless and put them there. They are vagrants. That would get them off the streets and wouldn’t attract the homeless from New Hampshire. Also much cheaper.

remember May 13, 2021 at 5:26 PM

with respect, no

it would create a lower class, the illegal aliens are already that
it would require policing, they ain’t going to pay the taxes, maybe some from the booze idea?
who’d want to lice anywhere near it? no one, with 10-20 miles or more you’d be subject to assault, robbery or worse again lawlessness would their gift

seems like the only answer is non-profits helping those who want help, for the rest stop giving them money at freeway off ramps, it just encourages more of the same behavior, someone will get hurt or killed trying to get through traffic, then how will you feel?

as you, rightly, said some are vagrants and bums, if they want to live on their own send them on their way. you can only help those who want help.

remember May 13, 2021 at 5:27 PM


“lice” was supposed to be “live”

The Professor May 14, 2021 at 8:22 AM

But the lice would love it there too.

Ricardoh May 14, 2021 at 8:57 AM

Now they live in our cities. My idea they our out of sight. If Newsom is going to spend 12 billion dollars my idea could run for years on that amount.

remember May 13, 2021 at 5:19 PM

what a joke, only a democrat or an idiot, certainly an oxymoron, would believe that the problem with the homeless can be solved with ANY amount of money. it is problem of personal responsibility, in most cases, the others can be and likely are being addressed by non-profits, hint bleeding hearts – donate to them, Gavin just saw a poll about the problem and now china joe is going to give him federal dollars to fix it (note there is no such thing as federal dollars).


this state is the joke of planet

Original G May 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Think rather than empty press conference rhetoric, look at his history from his time in San Francisco government.

Those looking to CA governor newsom for ideas or something called leadership, need only to look to his time as mayor of San Francisco to see his accomplishments.

He pledged on June 30, 2004, In 10 years the worst of San Francisco’s homeless problem would be gone.
SFgate Chronicle article 2014

newsom was mayor from January 8, 2004 to January 10, 2011.
Prior to that Member SF Board of Supervisors January 8, 1997 – January 8, 2004.

In SF city government from January 1997 to January 2011 for 14 years. Took his “experience” about problem of homelessness to state government as Lieutenant Governor from January 10, 2011 – January 7, 2019, then became governor in 2019.

What does CA have to show for all those years of on the job training and “public service” experience ? ? ? ?

Unsafe streets homelessness, mentally ill living on the streets, and a state that burns EVERY SUMMER . . . Stellar accomplishments.

OR is this more trying to buy a way out of a recall ? ? ?

remember May 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM

if Democrats are NOT solving a problem by making promises they don’t intend to kept with other people’s money, they are sleeping with their business partners wife…


Lost and Happy May 13, 2021 at 6:51 PM

Well, since the bullet train to no where worked out… round two of how to go after the funds and take care of the next group

BWIZZLE May 13, 2021 at 7:18 PM

Too many liberal zombies in this state to vote out this loose stool of a Governor.
I fear this great state has seen her best days. I remember being a proud. Californian. Now the rest of the country roll their eyes and laugh.
Thanks Jerry and Gavin and a special thanks to all of you uninformed liberal voters!

To Do List May 13, 2021 at 7:41 PM

The first government website I got to said there are 7,044 homeless families (not individuals or kids alone) in California as of 2019. Divide $12 billion by that number, and each family will cost us about $1,700,000 dollars. And this is just for a two year project.

tashaj May 14, 2021 at 10:03 AM

Their counts fluctuate a lot. IMHO too much to be reliable. In 2018 Housing and Urban development was reporting over 21,000 homeless families. May be their definition of a family has changed in the interim.

But in any case you are right – even with 40,000 homeless families in CA, $12 billion spending over 2 years means $150K a year per family. That’s the median household income in the richest county in CA, which is Marin. For comparison, the poorest Bay Area county – Solano – has median household income of only $92K/year.

My guess is that $12billion will pay for quite a few salaries of “non-profit” homeless advocates. And their bleeding hearts don’t come cheap.

Gititogether May 13, 2021 at 8:32 PM

the newsom toddler brain; “recall me will they, I’ll bankrupt this state before i go”

hanne jeppesen May 13, 2021 at 10:15 PM

Thinking that all homeless people are the same, meaning mentally ill, alcoholics and drug addicted is just not correct. The housing situation in this area is very serious, and I think to try to get families off the street is only the right thing to do, I cannot imagine being homeless, especially with children. Housing in this area is tight, apartment even studios rent for $1200.00 and up. A distant friend of mine was recently told to relocate, because the house the person shared was being sold. This person is on a budget, but has good credit, good references, savings and works full time. It took this individual one and a half month to find something suitable, many listings on Craigslist are scams, if they answer an inquiry, often it is like a lottery because many are applying. I think one has to make a distinction between homeless that are homeless because of mentally illness and addiction and those that simply are priced out of the market. Helping families, especially if they are priced out of the market is the right and compassionate thing to do, especially if it is a family.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 14, 2021 at 7:42 AM

Gee golly! What would I do if I was “Priced out of the market”?

I guess I’d probably have to relocate to someplace I could afford…
(crumby neighborhood, wherever) and either commute or find other work near my new, “unsuitable” neighborhood.

Being “priced out of the market” does not mean there is not enough housing, it means you don’t make enough money.

WC---Creeker May 14, 2021 at 8:49 AM

Or they could move. On realtor website, I found a nice 3b 1 bath 1K sqft on 1/2 acre in Birmingham, AL. If you put nothing down, it would be about <600 a month. Get a $12hr job and 1/3 of your income can be used for that payment. Other options exist for people, they need to be educated.

JRocks May 14, 2021 at 8:57 AM

The more the government tries to fix the housing crisis the worse it gets. To truly fix the crisis the State of California needs a different approach. The State must de-regulate the home building industry. Throwing money at the problem will not work, sure it will work for the chosen few, but the true remedy is to increase supply to meet the demand. Also we need to drop all of the burdensome Ca. requirements for new home construction. It sounds like your friend is a good hard working citizen that can qualify to buy a Toyota, but California is forcing him to buy a Ferrari.

Example: the 2019 California title 24 code adds approximately $30,000 per newly constructed home. That is just one regulation that can be removed or altered.

theunforgiven May 14, 2021 at 12:38 AM

maybe just maybe if you cant afford to have a child then don’t have one? To many people screwing like rabbits now days thanks to our dirty media and “music artists” pumping out crap music like WAP by cardi b who looks disgusting I really don’t see the appeal of her.

There’s more to life than getting “sum” try going on a hike or run and pushing your body to the limit besides just bending over or getting on your knees…

Nope! May 14, 2021 at 6:57 AM

We’ve been paying off poor people for 60 years and it hasn’t worked yet.

hanne jeppesen May 14, 2021 at 10:06 AM

I don’t understand this hostility against poor people. Yes some are poor because lack of work ethic and or education. Moving is not that easy, if you have a job especially if someone has a job that provide health insurance. Some are poor temporarily due to illness divorce or other unforeseen set back. Pulling yourself up by the bootstraps is admirable, but you have to have bootstraps in the first place. I listen to Dave Ramsey and have heard enough stories about people being down and out, but manage to pull themselves up and move their life ahead. In fact I have known a few people, were really down and out, not homeless, but would have ended up there if not help for friends, same people managed to get a steady job, worked hard, did everything possible to move their life ahead, and now although not rich, have a decent life, with a good job, savings and some security. One of my girl friends decided to go back to school after her divorce, so she could get a better job, she was getting adequate alimony, then her ex all of sudden stopped paying and moved to another state, if not for help from friends and family she would have been homeless. Now years later she has a good paying job with a bank in the North Bay. As far as I’m concerned I would help out a friend, if I believed that the person would do everything to get a job and get back on their feet. If it is a person that is lazy, or won’t do certain jobs because it is “beneath” them, I would not offer financial help.

tashaj May 14, 2021 at 11:18 AM

Do you think your girlfriend would still bother with the school and work if she was guaranteed free housing, medical care, and other expenses? Instead of relying on a small network of friends and family who were likely stretching their resources to help her out?
Somehow I don’t think so. And that’s the whole point.

It’s not about poor people, it’s about the form of help.
There is a huge difference between getting help from specific people whom you know and love as opposed to the anonymous help from millions of taxpayers.
You’re likely to remember personal assistance and be grateful for it for the rest of your life. For state support you not only don’t have to be grateful – in fact, you feel entitled to it and consider yourself slighted and shortchanged when it eventually ends.
The former uplifts you, the latter brings you down.

To Do List May 14, 2021 at 10:40 AM

When prices are too high for where you personally want to live, more houses need to be built. Forget these whiners about California. I want to live in Hillsborough cause it has lots of trees and is sort of near Stanford University. On, the first house listing there is 55 million dollars. That is unfair. I want to live there, I have rights. So either they need to build more mansions there to bring down the cost, or increase my salary. Come on government, bail me out here. I wanna live in Hillsborough.

FPN May 14, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Well said.

chuckie the troll May 14, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Newsom seems bent (I could end my sentence right there) on creating the mother of all deficits for his successor.

As for housing, California is NOT a good place to live if you are at or below the current definition of low-income. Other states still have housing prices where people don’t have to choose between housing and their drug habit. It’s all about choice. No one is compelled to remain in California, people decide to remain, or leave.

hanne jeppesen May 14, 2021 at 10:42 PM

I get that we are not guaranteed to live in California, but for some it is not that easy to pull up and relocate, perhaps family. There are working poor, so if they leave the don’t have a job. The idea that people who have trouble finding housing want to live in Hillsborough is of course ridicules, even poor people have some common sense, or at least most does. I enjoy working, I like being productive and feeling like accomplish something, and I believe most feel that way. There is a difference between depending on the government indefinitely and temporarily. To answer Tashaj, yes I think my girl friend would have gone back to school no matter what, she would certainly be weary of relying on the government indefinitely. She is a hard worker and has gotten several promotion in the bank she worked for. Her family that helped her our could afford to do so, and she paid those back she borrowed money from. Her cousin lives in a luxurious house in Piedmont, she offered her free housing for several months. Eventually the courts caught up with her ex husband and he was forced to honor some of his obligation. Some people make mistakes at some points in their lives, often those mistakes involves finances, however I believe most learn from their mistakes and recover.

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