LOS ANGELES – Today Secretary Ben Carson wrote to state and local leaders in California asking them to re-evaluate the policies that are fueling the homeless crisis in many major cities across the state.

Secretary Carson’s letter is in response to a request for additional Federal funding from leaders in the delegation. In his letter, Secretary Ben Carson provided an update on the comprehensive approve the Trump Administration is taking to address the issue of homelessness. “Homelessness is devastating for our most vulnerable populations and ending it has been a top priority of the Trump Administration,” Secretary Carson wrote. Almost half of all unsheltered homeless people in the United States are in California, a level about four times as high as California’s share of the overall U.S. population.

Read the full letter here.