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Few Sheltered as California Aims to Help Homeless Amid Virus

SAN FRANCISCO — Homeless outreach workers are passing out hand sanitizer, checking temperatures and pleading with people not to crowd together. But a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged thousands of hotel rooms to help the homeless survive the coronavirus pan...
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Newsom: 60,000 Homeless Could Get Virus

SACRAMENTO — As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter. Gov. Gavin Newsom estimates up ...
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Homeless at ‘Double Risk’ of Getting, Spreading Coronavirus

SALEM, Ore. — They often don't have places to wash their hands, struggle with health problems and crowd together in grimy camps. That's what makes homeless people particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. Almost 200,000 people live in those conditions in ...
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Newsom Makes Homelessness the State’s No. 1 Issue

California should lower the legal bar for providing forced treatment to the mentally ill and building more homeless shelters, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in his second State of the State address. Newsom...
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LA Adopts New ‘War Room’ Strategy for Tackling Homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters. “Nobody was holding the...