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Democrat from California

Gavin Newsom was elected governor of California in 2018. He is the state's former lieutenant governor and served as mayor of San Francisco. He is a Democrat.

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One year in, Gov. Gavin Newsom shows bold action, but California’s homelessness crisis deepens

Newsom’s budget and legislative steps represent continued progress on his campaign pledge to address homelessness statewide. PolitiFact California continues to rate his promise ‘In the Works’ on our Newsom-Meter.

‘The California price’: Why it costs so much to build a home in the Golden State

Why does it cost so much to build a home in California? It’s more than just the land, labor and materials. PolitiFact California found the lengthy development process itself, complete with delays, strict environmental reviews and expensive impact fees, can add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of new homes and apartments in the state.

Gavin Newsom promised to expand homeless services. What has he done?

During his run for California governor, Gavin Newsom vowed to expand homeless services, one of a dozen promises PolitiFact California is tracking on our Newsom-Meter. We examined the progress he’s made so far.

Fact-checking claims on California’s unsheltered homeless population

During his recent push for a ‘right to shelter’ law, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made eye-opening claims about California’s homeless population, including the soaring rate of homeless deaths in the state. PolitiFact California fact-checked his statements.

Gavin Newsom has made progress on some promises, but what about a state homelessness secretary?

After 100 days in office, Democratic Califoria Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet to appoint a State Homelessness Secretary as he promised on the campaign trail. PolitiFact California is tracking his promises on our Newsom-Meter and asked advocates for the homeless what they think about this lack of action.