‘The Country Is Watching’: California Homeless Crisis Looms as Gov. Newsom Eyes Political Future

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Driving through the industrial outskirts of Sacramento, a stretch of warehouses, wholesale suppliers, truck centers, and auto repair shops northeast of downtown, it’s hard to square California’s $18 billion investment in homeless services with the roadside misery. Tents and tarps, run-down RVs, and rusted boats repurposed as shelter line one side of the main thoroughfare. More tents and plywood lean-tos hug the freeway underpasses that crisscross Roseville Road, and spill into the nearby neighborhoods and creek beds. At one of the more established encampments, Daisy Gonzalez used canvas and carpet scraps to fashion a living room outside ...

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