San Joaquin 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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06/06/2024
A panel at the CalMatters Ideas Festival debates how to reduce homelessness without punishing poverty. There’s worry about a potential $1 billion cut in state funding.

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06/04/2024
The latest point-in-time count of unhoused individuals in San Joaquin County more than doubled since the last count in 2022.

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06/04/2024
It’s the billion-dollar question. That’s how much cities and other local governments have been receiving from the state each year to deal with California's ever-increasing population of homeless people.

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05/31/2024
The latest point-in-time-count reports homeless numbers in San Joaquin County increased by almost 160% over the previous count in 2012.

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05/29/2024
A bill to ban homeless encampments statewide near parks, schools and transit hubs failed to get out of the same legislative committee as last year.

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05/27/2024
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved a reorganization of the departments with administration and oversight of homeless program funding.

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05/15/2024
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California voters narrowly passed Proposition 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s measure to fund mental health housing. He’s prodding counties to use the money quickly.

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05/15/2024
Residents and supporters of self-governing homeless "Camp Resolution" marched to Sacramento city hall on May 15 in opposition of city plans to close the camp.

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05/08/2024
CEO Carrie Grover officiated at the ribbon cutting of the new Tracy Tracy Community Connections Center at 95 West 11th Street.

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05/08/2024
Lodi House Executive Director Shelby Young announced she is resigning after leading the organization for the last eight years.

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05/01/2024
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Unless California solves its housing crisis, the state will lose more congressional seats and could shift the political alignment of the whole country

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04/11/2024
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A new bill would make it illegal for homeless residents to camp in certain places, such as near schools, throughout California. Its authors say such a ban has had great success in San Diego. But a closer look at that city paints a more nuanced picture.

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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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04/03/2024
The Pathways Project homeless shelter is set to open in the fall to provide services to the city's estimated 900 homeless.

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04/02/2024
Manteca is opening two new portable dormitory units of 50 beds each at the homeless emergency services center at 555 Industrial Park Drive.

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03/19/2024
CalTrans has reached out to inhabitants of the homeless encampments on the Main Street and 120 Bypass interchange and has begun work to clean up the area and secure it from future camping.

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03/18/2024
An explanation about how the $15 million in state funds will be utilized to address homelessness in Manteca.

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03/15/2024
The His Way Recovery House operates the center at 555 Industrial Park Drive and will soon provide 50 beds in two modular dorms.

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03/11/2024
The unofficial tally from the Jan. 29 point in time count conducted of the homeless in the city was 238, up 8% over the previous count in 2022.
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