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Tomorrow: Governor Newsom Continues Weeklong Homelessness Tour in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles County


On second day of homelessness tour, Governor Newsom to visit emergency shelter and access center in Riverside and board and care home in Los Angeles

RIVERSIDE AND LOS ANGELES – Governor Gavin Newsom will continue his weeklong homelessness tour tomorrow with visits to Riverside and Los Angeles County. In Riverside, the Governor will visit an emergency shelter and the City’s Access Center, which provides access to a wide range of services under one roof, including homeless street outreach, housing placement, employment development, and homeless prevention resources. The Governor will then travel to Los Angeles to visit staff and residents at a board and care home.

The Governor kicked off the tour earlier today in Grass Valley, where he visited two homeless service providers and shelters, joined by Assemblymember Megan Dahle, Grass Valley Mayor Lisa Swarthout, and county and city service providers. The Governor will continue his tour later this week with upcoming stops in the Central Valley and Bay Area.

The Governor began the year by signing an executive order as part of a comprehensive state response to homelessness, including the creation of the California Access to Housing and Services Fund, expediting the availability of state land assets, and standing up a state crisis response team. The Governor’s action focuses on prevention and early intervention, moving people off the streets and providing them services, and creating new temporary housing to effectively reduce street homelessness.

In his State Budget proposal released Friday, the Governor formally announced more than $1 billion in homeless response funding, including $750 million for this new Access to Housing and Services Fund, and a major new investment to reform Medi-Cal so that health providers transform health care to deliver integrated physical and behavioral health.

Last year, the Governor signed 13 bills into law to help confront the homelessness crisis and others to fuel new housing development. In September, the Governor 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.

Governor Newsom has also released the full $650 million 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.

Later in the day, the Governor will give remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Warner Bros. Second Century expansion project in Burbank.

Riverside Homelessness Tour Visit

Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, Assemblymember Jose Medina and Senator Richard Roth.

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020. B-roll opportunity at 10:45 a.m., media availability at 11:30 a.m. Press must be in place and set-up by 11:10 a.m.

Where: City of Riverside Access Center & Path of Life Emergency Shelter, 2880 Hulen Place, Riverside CA 92507

Livestream: This event will be streamed live on the California Governor Facebook page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.

Los Angeles Homelessness Tour Visit

Who: Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020. B-roll opportunity at 1:10 p.m., media availability at 1:45 p.m. Press must be in place and set-up by 1:25 p.m.

Where: Lone Star Board and Care, 1408 S. Manhattan Place, Los Angeles CA 90019

Livestream: This event will be streamed live on the California Governor Facebook page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.

Warner Bros. Groundbreaking Ceremony

Who: Governor Gavin Newsom

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Burbank Studios, 291 Bob Hope Dr, Gate 1, Burbank, CA 91505

**NOTE: This event is open to invited guests and credentialed media only. For information on media coverage, contact Kathryn.medellin@warnerbros.com.

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