Newsom Visits South Bay, Announces $200M in New Homekey Funding

NBC Bay Area

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday toured an Emergency Interim Housing Community site in Santa Clara County, where he announced $200 million in new funding for the Homekey project.

Newsom was joined by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Assemblyman Ash Kalra and San Jose City Councilwoman Dev Davis at the site on Bernal Road in South San Jose, where he toured the grounds of one of the city's so-called tiny home projects.

The governor then announced the additional funds for the state’s program that helps local governments expand permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

With those additional funds, Homekey has doled out more than $800 million in funding and served 78 jurisdictions since it launched in July, providing the resources for those cities, counties and other local government entities to purchase hotel and motel rooms and vacant apartments to house the homeless population.

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