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Gavin Newsom wants voters to approve his plan to fund housing for mentally ill people

Californians would vote on a plan to fund housing for people with mental illness under a proposal Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Sunday.

Newsom is calling on lawmakers to place a measure on the 2024 ballot to authorize new bond funding and existing tax revenue to fund new residential centers where people with mental illness could live and receive treatment. The measure is directed at people with severe mental illness who are homeless, or who need intensive treatment but are falling through the cracks in the state’s overburdened system.


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