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EPIC News – January 2020


The Year Ahead: A Letter from the Executive Director

Unfaltering optimism and an exciting transition. Read here


Western Center Reaction to Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget

Overall, we are pleased with Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget, particularly the significant proposals to address the homelessness crisis in California. Read our initial reaction by issue area here

Our full, in-depth analysis of the Governor’s proposal can be viewed here


California’s Response to Homelessness in 2020

Our housing policy advocate Anya Lawler was on KPCC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle to discuss Governor Newsom’s executive order to combat homelessness. Listen here

Our policy advocate Jen Flory was also on AirTalk to discuss why we think the proposed 2020 ballot measure, “California’s Compassionate Intervention Act,” is a bad idea. The main takeaway: we can’t arrest our way out of the homelessness crisis. Listen here