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  • May 18

    Response to COVID-19

    California’s urban counties – representing more than 80 percent of the state’s population – provide critical public services in communities across the state. Most importantly, urban counties care for those …

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  • February 24

    HCD Struggles to Keep Up with Workload

    State staffing challenges cause delays in carrying out homeless and housing programs.

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  • February 20

    Legislative Update, February 20, 2020

    Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address

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  • February 19

    Governor’s State of the State Address: Annotated

    The team at CalMatters annotates the Governor’s State of the State address.

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  • February 19

    Analysis: Newsom “Owns” Homelessness

    CalMatters’ analysis of Governor Newsom’s State of the State address focused on homelessness.

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  • February 18

    Legislative Update

    This update discusses the LAO’s largely skeptical assessment of the Governor’s homelessness budget proposal, among other topics.

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  • February 10

    SB 50 is Dead: Now What?

    With the defeat of the SB 50, a controversial measure to reform local zoning practices, what will the Legislature and Governor do to address the state’s housing shortage?

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  • January 23

    You’ve Just Been Named California’s Homelessness Czar — What’s Your First Move?

    CalMatters runs down solutions that have been discussed to address homelessness, rated for speed, cost, and political feasibility.

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  • January 13

    New York Times Interview With Dr. Margot Kushel

    Dr. Kushel has been studying the underlying causes and consequences of homelessness for more than twenty years.

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  • November 14

    LA Times Poll on Homelessness

    Polling indicates 95% of voters call homelessness a “serious” or “very serious” problem.

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