California has long grappled with the issue of homelessness, with estimates showing one in five people living on the streets or in shelters across the state. But this week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $1 billion plan to help reduce the number of homeless people in the state by 15 percent by 2025.
The plan includes the delivery of 1,200 tiny homes to Los Angeles, San Diego County, San Jose, and Sacramento. Of those, 500 tiny homes are set aside for Los Angeles, providing much needed respite for those who are homeless and in encampments.
The California National Guard will assist in preparing and delivering the homes, which will be free of charge and ready for occupancy upon arrival. This is a welcome sign of relief for many who have been waiting for much needed help.
The plan is a bold step forward in addressing the homelessness crisis in California and will bring much needed resources to those in need. This is a crucial step in creating solutions that will benefit homeless individuals, their families, and the community at large. It is also a sign of hope that California is committed to finding and implementing solutions that have been long overdue.