“California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing to parlay short-term federal pandemic relief into a long-term remedy for the state’s homelessness crisis by buying vacant hotels and turning them into permanent housing.
His proposal would send counties $600 million in federal funding starting next month — before the emergency aid dries up and thousands of people temporarily sheltered in hotel rooms are pushed back to the streets.
The idea is eliciting some optimism in a high-cost state with some 150,000 people experiencing homelessness — but it faces a host of political, financial and logistical challenges…”
Read on for All Home CEO Tomiquia Moss’s thoughts on the proposal.