The annual count took place in January, before the COVID-19 outbreak paralyzed the economy and pushed many people into unemployment.
Already responding to a dire situation, homeless-services workers are now on high alert trying to avert an outbreak that could devastate the already vulnerable population they serve.
Operator Harbor Interfaith-San Pedro will offer three meals a day and access to case management and mental health care.
Newsom said the state will measure local governments’ success in moving people off the streets as a requirement for receiving more state assistance.
A 5-4 decision blocked a bond measure from possibly progressing toward the November ballot. Instead the city will look to other funding sources to address housing affordability in Long Beach.
The money would go to efforts including permanent supportive housing, emergency shelters, job opportunities, affordable student housing and possibly converting blighted motels into housing for the homeless.
Prosecutor Doug Haubert says the city will continue to enforce ordinances in places like the beaches and parks that prohibit overnight camping.
The poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 85 percent of respondents are concerned about the state’s homeless people.
New “Change for Change” meters will collect funds that will go into the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness.
The judge predicted more municipalities will likely join the settlements stemming from litigation that originated when Orange County officials tried to clear out a riverbed encampment.