El Dorado County Local News: Homelessness


All Local Homelessness News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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07/31/2022
A California Fair Political Practices Commission complaint has postponed the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ plans to build a homeless navigation center and shelter in Placerville. District 3 Supervisor Wendy Thomas recused herself from a July 27 vote on the center, pending clearance from the FPPC. The supervisors continued the matter to Aug. 23.

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07/10/2022
The Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless is starting a new project at their location called the Bear's Den. They are currently inviting electric companies to submit RFPs to come in and do the much-needed electrical improvements.

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07/06/2022
Placer County and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors partnered for the second year in a row to provide a nomadic winter housing program. Operations expanded beyond last year’s 90 days, and the number of filled beds doubled.

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07/04/2022
After evaluating other potential sites, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will focus on opening a short-term homeless shelter at Perk’s Court. Additional reports will be reviewed, and then a short-term lease negotiation is expected.

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06/13/2022
El Dorado County Public Housing Authority will distribute 70 emergency housing vouchers via the Front Door. Those eligible for the vouchers include both individuals and families who are homeless, have fled domestic violence, and other unstable/dangerous situations.

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05/03/2022
As El Dorado County moves forward with developing navigation and shelter resources for the local homeless population, leaders from the city of Placerville weighed in on possible sites for facilities inside the city limits.

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04/24/2022
El Dorado County has declared a shelter crisis as a new strategy to address homelessness on the West Slope. The board directed staff to look into shelter options at the Gold Trail Motor Lodge and Motherlode Lodge and at a Perks Court property owned by the county.

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03/30/2022
Tenants still waiting on rent relief will now likely have more time before facing eviction. The Legislature voted to extend eviction protections through June 30. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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03/26/2022
South Lake Tahoe has seen a significant drop in its homeless population over the past year. Thanks to Project Homekey and the efforts of the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, most of South Lake Tahoe’s most vulnerable population now have roofs over their heads.

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03/16/2022
California Republicans are advocating for a package of bills to tackle homelessness and mental health issues‚ÄĒbut they claim their approach is more fiscally responsible.

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03/01/2022
Volunteers fanned out across the state for the first statewide count of California’s homeless population since 2020. The number is expected to be higher, raising more questions about the impact of the state’s increased spending.

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02/27/2022
El Dorado County supervisors recently heard a proposal presented by the El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care. Its five-year plan to combat homelessness countywide centers around four goals.

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02/24/2022
Senator Alex Padilla will introduce legislation to push some $531 billion into affordable housing projects around the country. The bill could dramatically boost federal aid for homelessness and a shortage of affordable housing.

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02/19/2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom is doling out $50 million to help cities and counties clear out camps and house people living outdoors. San Jose, Richmond and Santa Cruz are among those cities that might benefit.

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01/10/2022
On Jan. 7, the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Angel of Tahoe building, which will be the club’s new home base.

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11/11/2021
El Dorado County’s HOSTESS program has met with much criticism and discussion, and has now been scrapped.

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08/15/2021
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the concept of a managed homeless camp near the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville on Aug. 10. The concept was heard by the Placerville City Council that same night.

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08/01/2021
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to extend a contract with the Best Western hotel in Pollock Pines to continue to house local homeless individuals. The new contract will have a six-month timeline but is meant to be flexible depending on continued cases of COVID-19.

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07/18/2021
Governor attaches earmarked monies to budget in what the Merc is calling the ‚Äúlargest state investment in homelessness in U.S. history.‚ÄĚ

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07/11/2021
At a special meeting to discuss homeless camps, the Placerville City Council resolved in a 4-1 vote to ask the county to use American Rescue Plan Act funds for managed camps or shelters in three supervisorial districts. Placerville would contribute property within the city limits toward the effort.