California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) admitted that the homelessness problem in his state is a “disgrace” and needs to be fixed.
Newsom made the remarks Wednesday in his “State of the State” address, promising to devote excess federal land, trailers, and mental health treatment services to stemming the tide of homelessness in the state.
Los Angeles and San Francisco are showing the largest increases in homelessness in the state, and California is completely responsible for the entire increase of homelessness in the U.S.
Newsom said that current mental health laws didn’t allow officials to take mentally ill homeless off the streets and give them medical care, but that he wanted to change those policies.
He also said that federal help was needed to solve the problem.
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