Placer County Local News: Homelessness


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

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12/03/2023
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.

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11/09/2023
Berkeley public works staff and police officers began closing the longstanding encampment along Seventh and Eighth streets in an ‚Äúimminent health hazard and emergency abatement,‚ÄĚ which was ordered to tackle safety concerns.

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11/05/2023
California’s population of homeless veterans has plateaued despite billions of dollars in state spending to create housing for former service members. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to shift resources to focus on veterans with serious mental health conditions.

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11/01/2023
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Elected officials often talk about quality of life and how we strive to achieve it for residents. However, we are at a crossroads when the issue of homelessness is discussed.

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10/18/2023
Tiny homes are increasingly California cities‚Äô shelter option of choice ‚ÄĒ but how far they go in solving homelessness is a contentious question.

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09/27/2023
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Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore fears if nothing is done soon to alleviate homelessness in South Placer County, the number of homeless people will rise.

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09/26/2023
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The report examined the Veterans Service Office and the county’s spending on homelessness.

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08/16/2023
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants counties to spend some revenue from California‚Äôs so-called ‚Äúmillionaire‚Äôs tax‚ÄĚ on the state‚Äôs homeless crisis. That alarms advocates for programs that are getting that money today.

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08/02/2023
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Placer County has given Lincoln six trailers to use in its proposed concept. The city has partnered with Grace Lutheran Church to place these trailers on excess church land for temporary, six-month usage.

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07/26/2023
Despite efforts by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass to shelter more than 14,000 people this year, the city's homeless population keeps growing. That does not necessarily mean her signature program is failing. The larger question: How does California measure success?

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07/20/2023
The lack of enough places for everyone to live has sent coastal rent prices inland, removing large swaths of previously cheaper rental units.

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06/30/2023
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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved contracts for The Gathering Inn to operate the county’s congregate and mobile temporary shelters.

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05/23/2023
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The homeless encampment at the Placer County Government Center was closed in February; campers had 90 days to retrieve their belongings.

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05/02/2023
Fast food is the largest employer of homeless workers in California, with one of 17 unhoused individuals in the state working in the industry. That is according to a new report released by the Economic Roundtable.

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04/14/2023
The Placer County Board of Supervisors received an update on Regional Homeless Response planning from Dr. Rob Oldham, director of Health & Human Services, who shared principles of leveraging existing behavioral health support and taking a decentralized approach to supportive services.

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04/12/2023
Democratic voters in California cities are pushing mayors and city councils to clear homeless camps. Leaders are responding with new ordinances, from Sacramento to San Diego.

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04/05/2023
Over the last few weeks, some community members have publicly addressed their concerns with homeless encampments near their homes and businesses in Lincoln.

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04/03/2023
The annual Point-in-Time survey of people experiencing homelessness in Placer and Nevada County was conducted Jan. 25=Feb. 3 by 150 volunteers, nonprofit, and city and county staff.

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03/03/2023
Placer County staff members presented an update to the Board of Supervisors on the temporary shelter at the Government Center in North Auburn.