SACRAMENTO, California. – Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the latest round of investments with $299 million to clear homeless encampments from California’s streets.
The money is part of the state’s effort to fight homelessness and make the roads safer for people experiencing homelessness and the millions of drivers who use them.
The money can be given to cities, counties and homeless shelters to do projects that help them find better, safer places to live.
What happens to the homeless living in the camps?
According to Newsom’s government, the money should be spent on local projects so that the homeless can find a more dignified way of life than living on the streets of California.
According to the governor, the people who are removed from the camps should be transferred to accommodation or housing projects.
Currently, the government of California has eliminated 5,679 camps that exist on state highways, helping about 10,000 people to leave these places.
How to allocate funds to clean up homeless camps
Money for projects that help clear homeless encampments from the streets must be applied to the California Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Cities, counties or care centers can request resources and have until June 30, 2024 to do so.