By Elizabeth Zach, RCAC staff writer

Affordable Housing complexIn unveiling a new budget for California, the state’s newly inaugurated governor Gavin Newsom has emphasized $1.75 billion to address a severe affordable housing shortage.

Gov. Newsom, while campaigning, promised 3.5 million new units of housing for the state, calling it a “Marshall Plan for affordable housing,” in reference to the U.S. Government’s investment in post-WWII Europe.

The affordable housing funding is part of Newsom’s $7.7 billion set aside for all programs and agencies related to housing and homelessness. His plan is to encourage cities to meet housing goals set by the state.

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