Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday signed the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 California state budget, which makes significant investments in housing affordability, homelessness programs, health and human services, education, and other critical services, while supporting many of San Francisco’s ongoing initiatives.
“Our city and state are facing tremendous challenges, and the budget signed today by Governor Newsom will help address the issues we face around the high cost of rent, homelessness, behavioral health, and ensuring equity in our communities. Statewide funding will streamline the creation of new homes and fund new housing production to help make housing more affordable for all of our residents. San Francisco and cities across the state will receive direct funding to respond to the homelessness crisis and support our continuing efforts, including my goal of opening 1,000 new shelter beds by the end of 2020. Furthermore, the budget provides critical state support for our In-Home Supportive Service workers, who help ensure that we are caring for our seniors and residents with disabilities.
We have a lot of work to do, but the investments that this budget makes in everything from our parks, to public safety, to supporting our diverse communities will help move our city and our state forward. I want to thank Governor Newsom, Senator Scott Wiener, Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting, and Assemblymember David Chiu for their leadership and their commitment to helping San Francisco and all our residents.”