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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.

California getting tough on homeless?

Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted most of his State of the State address this month to California’s ever-growing crisis of homelessness, outlining a broad new approach and pledging that he will make it work. “I don’t think homelessness can be solved,” he concluded, “I know homelessness can be solved. This is our cause. This is our calling.” Cal Matters

New Vote Centers Open This Weekend, But Most Angelenos Have No Idea

New research is painting a troubling picture about whether Angelenos know about the new vote centers, spelled out in a 2016 law called the Voter’s Choice Act. On Thursday, the USC Price-Schwarzenegger Institute published results from its California Issues Poll showing just over 37% of likely voters in the 15 counties implementing Voter’s Choice Act changes in 2020 were aware that where and how to cast ballots was changing. In Los Angeles, 62.2% either didn’t know about the changes or couldn’t answer the question. In contrast, over half of respondents (51%) in Orange County knew about the changes. The Latest

Californians support removing homeless camps — unless Trump does it

A majority of Californians say they are OK with clearing out homeless camps, they just don’t want President Donald Trump to do it.

The poll, from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, found that nearly 52 percent of those surveyed either agreed or strongly agreed that they support removing homeless tent encampments from public spaces. The Fresno Bee

Can California figure out a way to house its growing homeless population?

Roughly a quarter of all homeless Americans live in California, where the rate of homelessness has increased 16 percent in the past year. Facing pressure from his constituents and President Trump, Gov. Gavin Newsom has made the issue his top priority and proposed an array of potential policy solutions. John Yang sits down with Anita Chabria of the Los Angeles Times to discuss the details. PBS News Hour

Garcetti, Schwarzenegger address homelessness

Homelessness is a significant issue among California voters leading up to the March primary election, according to a poll USC released at a Thursday event hosted by USC Schwarzenegger Institute and the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation. A panel of past and present government officials also spoke on the state of homelessness in California at Town and Gown during the event. Daily Trojan

Housing Conference: Homelessness is an Emergency! Mandate Reforms.

rustration with the homeless crisis was pervasive with the public officials who have wrestled with the problem and attended the Unhoused: Addressing Homelessness in California conference at the University of Southern California yesterday. The danger words “emergency,” “crisis,” and “urgency” were echoed in many talks and perhaps a hard-nosed solution arose. Fox & Hounds