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Newsom Announces $600M Fund To Build Alternative Housing For The Homeless

NBC Bay Area-

As homelessness continues to be a pressing issue across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced $600 million in grant funds is now available to help build alternative housing for people living on the streets.

In what has been dubbed Homekey, the state Department of Housing and Community Development will administer the grants to be made available to counties, cities and other government entities to acquire and rebuild hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other types of alternative shelter and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing homelessness, the governor’s office said.

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