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SACRAMENTO – California’s second cohort of the 100-Day Challenge announced last December by Governor Gavin Newsom is underway, in San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Sonoma counties to address homelessness for specific targeted populations, such as veterans or youth. This cohort, which kicked off its challenge today, joins a national movement of communities who have participated in the 100-Day Challenge to accelerate efforts in California toward preventing and ending homelessness.

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the second round of awards for Homekey, California’s innovative, nation-leading $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

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SACRAMENTO – $500 million in block grants to address homelessness in California has been awarded to the 43 Continuums of Care (COCs) and 11 large cities eligible for Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding from the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a revised state budget proposal that boosts education funding to an all-time high, fills the Rainy Day Fund to the brim and directs billions of dollars in one-time surplus funding to combat homelessness, improve mental health services and rebuild crumbling infrastructure.

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