BAKERSFIELD – Governor Gavin Newsom will visit Park 20th in Bakersfield, a fifty-five unit apartment complex that offers homeless veterans and low-income families housing. Residents receive on-site services from the California Veterans Assistance Foundation and Flood Bakersfield Ministries.
Two weeks ago, Governor Newsom released hundreds of millions of dollars in State Emergency Homeless Aid and issued a challenge for cities and counties to partner with the state on immediate impact solutions to tackle homelessness.
In September, the Governor signed 13 bills into law building on the state’s historic $1 billion investment in the 2019 Budget Act. The budget provided $650 million to local governments for emergency homelessness aid. That same month, Governor Newsom called on the Trump administration to increase federal investments in housing options for people experiencing homelessness and requested 50,000 additional Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers. In July, Governor Newsom announced regional leaders and statewide experts who will advise his Administration on solutions to address the state’s homelessness epidemic.
WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 1:00PM
WHO: Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, Senator Melissa Hurtado, Assemblymember Rudy Salas, Assemblymember Vince Fong and Mayor Karen Goh
WHERE: Park 20th, 400 20th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
LIVESTREAM: California Governor Facebook Page
**Note: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Omar.Rodriguez@gov.ca.gov by Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9AM.