Today is Governor’s Convening on Homelessness with Local Elected Leaders Across the State Concerning HHAP
In the spirit of partnership, your HHAP-4 plan will be objectively conditioned
upon committing to further your HHAP-3 outcome goals
(California Interagency Council on Homelessness)
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Convening on Homelessness
Friday, November 18, 2022
I. Opening Remarks – Governor Gavin Newsom
II. Best Practices to Prevent & End Homelessness
- Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez – Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency
- Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly – Health & Human Services Agency
III. Facilitated Discussion – All
IV. Closing Remarks – Governor Gavin Newsom
Excerpts from Los Angeles Times article:
Friday, local elected leaders from across the state, many angry with Newsom’s unexpected and unilateral action, will meet with the man himself in Sacramento to hash out exactly what this means, and what it will take for them to receive the hundreds of millions in funding that Newsom is now holding hostage.
It’s going to be tense.
“We’re demoralized by our own lack of performance,” Newsom told me the day before rejecting the plans. “Deliver damn results.”
Part of that downward spiral is because, when we began giving out massive grants to combat homelessness, we left the majority of decisions in the hands of large cities, counties and “continuums of care” (regional consortiums of governments and service providers) to spend as they saw fit.
In some places, that’s working. In some places, it’s really, really not. We have a system of the good, the bad and the inept.
The meeting Friday is about a billion dollars in funding known as round three of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Grant Program for the policy nerds among you. Newsom wants strings attached to that money now.
Specifically, Newsom wants cities and counties to commit to signing formal agreements with each other.
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