Tahoe Truckee Region Local News: Homelessness


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

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

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

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09/27/2023
Trash reportedly left behind by illegal campers that has over the years piled up in the Johnson Meadow area of South Lake Tahoe has been hauled out in recent weeks.

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08/16/2023
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants counties to spend some revenue from California’s so-called “millionaire’s tax” on the state’s homeless crisis. That alarms advocates for programs that are getting that money today.

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08/08/2023
Many local governments see voter majorities approve bond measures without reaching the two-thirds required. A new effort to reform that system would drastically improve the ability of local governments to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

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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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07/10/2023
California’s more than 170,000 unhoused people often lack the means and mobility to locate and visit a doctor who will accept them. At least 25 street medicine teams throughout the state are trying to fill that gap by providing health care to unhoused individuals in need.

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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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04/30/2023
California cities of every size lack shelter beds for the state’s growing homeless population. A new bill would force local governments to do more, and punish ones that don’t plan housing for homeless Californians.

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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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04/03/2023
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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01/17/2023
Placer County is establishing a mobile temporary shelter in the Auburn area near the Placer County Government Center.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

11/02/2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom is not pleased with local leaders' plans to reduce homelessness, and will hold back state funding until they take more aggressive action: “Everyone has to do better.”

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09/26/2022
The Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless has announced its search for new leadership after the departure of Executive Director Cheyenne Purrington. In the interim, its board of directors aid the team with daily operations.

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09/25/2022
It’s a common misconception that a physical address is required to cast a ballot. For individuals living in shelters or encampments, California offers several options for participating in local elections.

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07/31/2022
A California Fair Political Practices Commission complaint has postponed the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ plans to build a homeless navigation center and shelter in Placerville. District 3 Supervisor Wendy Thomas recused herself from a July 27 vote on the center, pending clearance from the FPPC. The supervisors continued the matter to Aug. 23.

California Local Pin Marker From South Tahoe Now...

07/10/2022
The Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless is starting a new project at their location called the Bear's Den. They are currently inviting electric companies to submit RFPs to come in and do the much-needed electrical improvements.

California Local Pin Marker From Sierra Sun...

05/03/2022
The housing crisis in North Lake Tahoe has hit new levels, with multiple organizations coming together to battle the increasing need to support the area’s homeless population.

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04/24/2022
El Dorado County has declared a shelter crisis as a new strategy to address homelessness on the West Slope. The board directed staff to look into shelter options at the Gold Trail Motor Lodge and Motherlode Lodge and at a Perks Court property owned by the county.

California Local Pin Marker From Tahoe Daily Tribune...

03/26/2022
South Lake Tahoe has seen a significant drop in its homeless population over the past year. Thanks to Project Homekey and the efforts of the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, most of South Lake Tahoe’s most vulnerable population now have roofs over their heads.
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