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Trump Rejects California Governor’s Request for More Homeless Aid

  • Administration escalates feud with California over homeless
  • HUD’s Carson says California must end sanctuary city policies
A person walks past a homeless encampment in Oakland, California, on Aug. 30. 

A person walks past a homeless encampment in Oakland, California, on Aug. 30. 

Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson rebuffed California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for more federal money to combat a homelessness crisis, instead demanding the state revise its housing regulations and crack down on undocumented immigration.

Carson’s letter, which he said he’d written at the request of the president, escalated a feud between the Trump administration and California over the state’s ballooning population of homeless people.