Ten Years to End Homelessness

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, February 29, 2008

Sacramento government and community agencies found permanent housing for 171 homeless people last year.  It’s estimated more than 2,000 people live in Sacramento without shelter.

Diane Luther is the director of the Ending Chronic Homelessness Initiative. She says the program moves the disabled from the streets to a stable environment.

Luther: “Not just shelter, not just feeding, not just a blanket but actual housing. That’s the big break through that we’ve been making.” 

Luther says the plan saves the government money spent on shelters, police calls and health care. She says the goal is to have more than 1,500 housing units in the ten years. But, she says the challenge is providing critical support services to make the project successful.