Calling California's homeless crisis a public health issue, hospital giant Kaiser Permanente has pledged $25 million to a new state fund aimed at getting people off the streets.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order last week creating what he proposes to be a $750 million fund that providers could use to pay rents, subsidize affordable housing or help board and care homes.
Kaiser said safe and stable housing is key to a person's physical, mental and social health and that Kaiser's donation is one of the first of its kind from the private sector.
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