OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Gov. Gavin Newsom came to Oakland on Tuesday to announce the creation of a task force to help address California’s homelessness crisis.

The Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force, co-chaired by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, will meet at various locations around the state to learn best practices and get input from local governments and community members.

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The task force will help guide local governments as they come up with joint regional plans to address homelessness, and will deliver at least one report annually to the governor.

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Newsom made the announcement at the new Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center transitional housing facility, which was previously the site of a hotel.

“No Californian can say homelessness is someone else’s problem—it affects us all,” he said. “Homelessness is a matter of statewide concern, but solutions will come from the local level.”


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