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REUTERS twitterbait: California governor says 60,000 homeless in state could get coronavirus in next eight weeks | more mathematical modelling, Facebook notice --while L.A. and S.F. have barely broken with NYMBY barriers to tenant evictions, camp sweeps, or febrile affordable housing construction. 2008 MBS bubble/crash is still alive in CA, land of $450K middle-class HHs.

Newsom announces $150 million to address coronavirus risk for homeless people

Newsom said $100 million in funding will go directly to local jurisdictions -- including Los Angeles -- to boost shelter capacity and increase emergency housing.

An additional $50 million will be aimed at buying travel trailers and leasing hotels, motels and other facilities in an effort to provide space for those without homes to practice social distancing or be quarantined if they test positive for the virus or have symptoms of COVID-19.

With social distancing now the focus of the state's coronavirus strategy and about 108,000 Californians living on the street, homeless encampments present a significant problem for containing the spread of the disease.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have released guidelines for handling the coronavirus in encampments and shelters, but cities and counties have largely been slow to act.
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With social distancing now the focus of the state's coronavirus strategy and about 108,000 Californians living on the street, homeless encampments present a significant problem for containing the spread of the disease.

HUD interim guidance
prevention comms, cost shifting to "community-wide" public/private groups, no tangible supplies
CDC interim guidance
ditto
by Cat on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 01:51:02 AM EST
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