Newsom Wants To ‘End Family Homelessness Within Five Years’ By Throwing $12 Billion At It

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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California will appropriate $12 billion to “end family homelessness within five years,” embattled Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday.

Newsom, in the midst of a recall, said the $12 billion will be part of a much larger $100 billion spending package dubbed the “California Comeback Plan,” Reuters reported.

“The California Comeback Plan invests a historic $12 billion to expand these successful programs and seeks to end family homelessness within five years,” a written statement from Newsom read. (RELATED: Gavin Newsom Will Officially Face Recall Election)

Seven of the $12 billion will be devoted to the “Project Roomkey” program, which gives money to cities and counties to provide temporary housing for the homeless by renting hotel rooms for them, Reuters reported.

Another $150 million would be dolled out to “stabilize and rehouse” benefactors of Project Roomkey. Affordable housing would be funded to the tune of $1.75 billion, and $450 million would also target solving student homelessness, according to Reuters.

“That’s the idea behind the Comeback Plan’s homelessness investments – more, faster and with accountability and efficiency stitched into the fabric of these new investments,” Newsom added.

The effort to recall Newsom has exceeded the vote tally needed to trigger another gubernatorial election later this year.