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Will Budget Shortfall Mean Less Money to Reduce Homelessness?

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Three tents line a public street with San Francisco's City Hall building shining as the sun comes up in the early morning hours. Rows of trees line a path toward the city building.
Tents line Fulton Street near City Hall on April 5, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

It’s crunch time in Sacramento as the state faces a $45 billion shortfall — the result of declining tax revenue and some big misses in recent budget projections.

After spending billions to reduce the state’s unhoused population during his time in office, Governor Gavin Newsom is not setting aside a new round of funding for Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention program. Guy is joined by Chione Lucina Munoz Flegal, the executive director of the advocacy group Housing California.


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