Darrell Steinberg and Mark Ridley-Thomas to Head Governor’s Task Force on Homelessness

Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced the creation of a task force to tackle California’s crisis of homelessness.

The Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force was unveiled Tuesday at the Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center transitional housing facility in Oakland.

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

The new task force will be co-chaired by leaders from two of the state’s largest localities: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The two will gather input from local leaders around the state, help them develop joint regional plans to address the issue, and report back to the governor.

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