Sacramento County Local News: Homelessness


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

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04/09/2024
There’s so little data available, it’s impossible to even tell if several of California’s largest homelessness programs are working, according to a statewide audit released Tuesday.

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04/06/2024
I thought my journalism and others’ could change policy, perhaps even inspire a New Deal-style response equal to the challenge. Such was my naiveté.

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03/27/2024
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Human impacts deepened as SSHH’s problems accelerated

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03/24/2024
The Cornerstone affordable housing community of 108 apartments and 18 single family homes built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity offers services for formerly unhoused local residents and home ownership opportunities.

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03/21/2024
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The Council will review an analysis of possibilities and impacts of providing a facility at the former junction site near Bidwell Street and Folsom Boulevard.

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03/11/2024
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As the numbers of people experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento area grew, the once-nimble SSHH expanded its services. Problems quickly followed.

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03/06/2024
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The Bradshaw Animal Shelter started the PAWS mobile clinic in 2023 to go out in the field to provide basic needs like spay and neuter services, medical check-ups and wellness to pets of those who are unhoused.

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02/27/2024
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Sacramento County’s most recent Point-in-Time Count took place in January, and preliminary data continues to point to a major crisis. In response, city and county officials have pioneered a system with nonprofit groups that centralizes information and streamlines access to resources.

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02/27/2024
“Street releases” have resumed after the nonprofit that operated a migrant welcome center announced its “finite resources have been stretched to the limit.”

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02/26/2024
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The founder of the nonprofit organization Beauty 2 The Streetz visited Sacramento to provide local homeless with beauty supplies and essentials.

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02/26/2024
No issue matters more to Californians than housing and homelessness. Catch up on where the major Senate candidates stand on the subject.

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02/20/2024
In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could reshape how cities manage homelessness. The legal issue is whether they can fine or arrest people for sleeping outside if there’s no shelter available.

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02/08/2024
When Gov. Gavin Newsom launched his landmark effort to shelter homeless residents in hotels during COVID, the state and local governments were relying on FEMA to foot much of the bill.

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02/06/2024
California voters this spring are considering a $6.4 billion bond to house people with serious mental health conditions. A similar 2018 ballot measure offers lessons about the obstacles that stand in the way of construction.

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02/06/2024
Programs are in place that assist tenants on the verge of being evicted. There are also programs and nonprofits that assist families, men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness.

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02/06/2024
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass hosted Black mayors from around the country, taking them on a tour of the Hilda L. Solis Care First Village. The development offers wraparound mental health care and social services.

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02/02/2024
Image for display with article titled Local Film Aims to Humanize Those Experiencing Homelessness

“No Address,” a film about homelessness, was shot throughout the area, including Auburn, Folsom, Rocklin and Sacramento, and is produced by Rocklin-based Robert Craig Films.

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02/02/2024
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Facing eviction after 30 years, Mike Balog says moving out would mean losing his community and part of his identity.

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01/29/2024
Image for display with article titled Hazel Watson on the Power of Relationship-Building as a Pathway to Stronger Communities

Hazel Watson is one of five community organizers with Sacramento Area Congregations Together, who work to facilitate communication between community members and elected officials.

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