Homelessness Spending gets Boost in Budget Deal Reached by Governor, Legislative Leaders

Homelessness prevention efforts around the state will receive more than $600 million in new funding under a state budget deal announced Friday between Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers.

The money is one of the highest-profile efforts to increase spending in a year in which a strong economy has left the state flush with cash. Brown on Friday celebrated the plan and the financial turnaround from when he took office seven years ago.

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