Newsom blames Trump for delayed homeless aid

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration for withholding data needed to release $650 million in state aid to combat homelessness. California's cities and counties have been waiting since June for the money approved by the Legislature. But state law says the money can only be distributed based on federally approved homelessness counts for 2019. Most California communities submitted their homeless counts months ago. But the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet approved them. Gov. Gavin Newsom called the delay "politicized roadblocks put up by the Trump administration." Instead of waiting, Newsom said his administration has collected preliminary homeless data from California commun
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