Newsom Mocked After Saying California Is ‘A National Model’ For Solving Homelessness

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) was mocked after he claimed California was the “national model” for dealing with homelessness.

Announcing a $3.3 billion fund to combat homelessness in his state on Tuesday, Newson boasted, “The state of California saw a decline in veteran’s homelessness,” adding that “we have a national model.”

Although California has seen a 30% drop in veteran homeless since 2012, a 2023 federal report determined that 28% of the nation’s homeless live in California and people sleeping on the streets in the state accounted for roughly half of the entire nation’s total.

The Daily Mail noted, “Los Angeles, which has more homeless people than any other US city at a staggering 65,111 people, saw its homelessness rate increase by nine percent in 2023 compared to the previous year.” California’s number of unsheltered homeless, 123,000, is eight times higher than that of Florida, which has just 15,000.

California barely passed Newsom’s $6.4 billion Proposition 1 in March, 50.2 to 49.8 percent, a proposition for which Newsom had raised over $13 million; opponents of the proposition argued that it was far too costly and would jeopardize funding for mental health services and some small mental health agencies.

CalMatters described the proposition: “It includes a bond to build treatment facilities and permanent supportive housing for people with mental health and addiction challenges. It also proposes changes to a longstanding tax on personal incomes over $1 million, known as the Mental Health Services Act, by requiring counties to spend 30% of that revenue on housing instead of other services.”

Read full story at The Daily Wire.