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

2:00 PM


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.

To read the entire article click here.


  1. Genevieve Lucas-Conwell on November 18, 2022 at 10:04 am

    What I’ve heard is that this is an exclusive meeting: only county supervisor chairs are invited along with the mayors of the Big 13 cities. If they could not make it in person, they could request a remote link, but it is not a public meeting

    • CoC - Monterey/San Benito Counties
  2. Joe Colletti PhD on November 18, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Dinah – I have not seen a zoom link. Not sure if the public is able to view.

    • CoC - Hub for Urban Initiatives
  3. Dinah Lockhart on November 18, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Joe, is there a Zoom link to the meeting with the Governor in Sacramento today at 2pm? I haven’t seen one circulated. Is the public able to view? Dinah

    • CoC - Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County

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