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Assemb. Rivas, Gov. Newsom to discuss housing for homeless after Salinas awarded project funding

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People walk past a homeless tent encampment in Skid Row on Sept. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION) Central Coast Assemb. Robert Rivas and Gov. Gavin Newsom are discussing project Homekey and its impact on efforts to tackle homelessness in rural communities along with other state leaders.

Recently, the City of Salinas was awarded more than $9.2 million to convert the Good Nite Inn into interim housing for more than 100 chronically homeless residents.

According to the state, Salinas is home to about a third of Monterey County's population, but the city accounts for nearly half of its homeless population.

California News / Monterey County / Salinas / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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