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Placer County Homeless Rate Stabilizes

Placer County's recent count of unhoused citizens has stabilized, with a less than 1% increase over the last year. While homelessness is still an issue all over California, this census conducted by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras shows that things are going in the right direction locally.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Roseville Today report
Placer County Offers Perk to Landlords who Rent to Homeless Vets

The Placer County Housing Authority earlier this month began offering $1,000 bonuses to landlords who agree to rent to homeless veterans.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report

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Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.


Image caption: An affordable housing complex being built in Santa Cruz County.
A Real Solution to the Housing Crisis

Gov. Newsom and the state legislature should consider allocating $40 billion of the state's $97 billion surplus to subsidize the building of low-income housing.


Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.


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Getting to Yes

In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.


Image caption: A Senate bill to create zoning laws that promote affordable housing has been met with protest in Santa Cruz.
Bill to Allow More Housing Meets Protest in Santa Cruz

A State Senate bill would allow quick rezoning for multi-family housing, as a new research study reveals the high cost of single-family zoning laws.


Image caption: California's homelessness crisis shows no signs of improving, despite significant new measures to fight the problem.
State of the Homelessness Crisis

California's homelessness numbers continue to rise despite new spending on housing, services. Here's where the fight to end the crisis stands.


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