"$2 billion to help house California's homeless isn't being spent — and no one knows when it will be"
This is such a California story.
The dollars are tied up in court as a Sacramento attorney challenges the state's plan to pay off that debt with money California voters approved in 2004 for mental health services. The funding, the attorney contends, should not be diverted from treatment programs, even if the mentally ill benefit from the housing. State housing officials said they don't know how long the litigation will take to resolve.
Related: "Californians voted to spend billions on more water storage. But state government keeps sitting on the cash."