ABC News: California failed to track how billions of dollars allocated for homelessness programs were spent: State audit report

California failed to track the effectiveness of its billion-dollar spending on homelessness programs and "must do more to assess the cost-effectiveness of its homelessness programs," according to a new state audit report.


Democratic State Sen. Dave Cortese and Republican Sen. Josh Hoover, two of the lawmakers behind the request for the audit, say the audit was a "critical first step" in the state's overall challenges with homelessness.

Cortese acknowledged some of the positive data that came from the report in an online post, highlighting the audit's note that people placed into permanent housing through these programs remained in stable housing.

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