Sacramento County Local News: Homelessness


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

Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
UPDATE: 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.

Image caption: Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?

By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.

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.

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07/18/2024
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Once a week, UC Davis students, many of them medical majors, team up with an attending physician to offer free medical services to Sacramento’s homeless community.

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07/17/2024
In 2021, responding to reports that the state’s homeless shelters were dirty and dangerous, the state Legislature crafted a plan: It would require local governments to inspect their shelters after complaints and file annual reports on shelter conditions.

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07/16/2024
The Supreme Court’s decision on homelessness will test a shelter system that’s full of problems – and lacking accountability.

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07/15/2024
Staffing shortages and other issues at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency have lead to 300 affordable housing units vacant at any given time, and a rebuke from the San Francisco HUD office.

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07/11/2024
The Sacramento Homeless Union reports that two unhoused men have died so far in July during a relentless heatwave.

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07/11/2024
Sacramento County approved a $26 million contract with Behavioral Health Bridge Housing to provide housing and services for homeless people with substance abuse or behavioral mental health issues.

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07/10/2024
Taking advantage of new state funds, some California healthcare providers are starting to offer what their homeless patients really need: housing.

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07/07/2024
There’s a lot of misinformation floating around out there about homelessness in California. We use data to dispel several common myths.

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07/04/2024
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Seven days a week, Mark Lytal starts his day before dawn cleaning shower stalls at the Sacramento Pipeworks property in the River District north of downtown.

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07/03/2024
A roundup of how local area cities will adapt to the new Grants Pass v. Johnson ruling by the US Supreme Curt.

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07/03/2024
The reason the City of Sacramento stopped water deliveries to local homeless during a dangerous heatwave.

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06/28/2024
The Supreme Court 6-3 ruling in the City of Grants Pass v. Johnson case found that the fining and arresting of homeless people does not violate Eighth Amendment rights.

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06/28/2024
The ruling by the conservative court majority means cities no longer are prohibited from punishing homeless people for camping if they have nowhere else to go.

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06/27/2024
A profile of the Showers by Touchstone mobile shower program and its founder, Mark Lytal.

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06/25/2024
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On June 11, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of 2.2 acres of land and $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to the City of Rancho Cordova for the development of Mather Veterans Village Phase 4, located on the former Mather Air Force Base.

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06/20/2024
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A Folsom Assemblyman is pushing legislation that calls for more transparency on how the state is spending money on homelessness. The bill is in response to a state audit report which revealed the state spent $24 billion on homelessness, yet there’s no significant information on how the money was spent.

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06/18/2024
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Keri is a Community Health Worker with Community Health Works (CoHeWo) in Sacramento County

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06/13/2024
In their June 12 meeting, the Elk Grove City Council were presented a staff report on future homeless shelter options.

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06/10/2024
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The latest edition of the Point in Time Count report was released in June for Sacramento County and the communities within it, detailing the current amount of homeless residents across the region, as well as critical data about that population.

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