Transition from Tent City to New Housing Proves Challenging

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, July 24, 2009

Sacramento city and county officials say the key to ending chronic homelessness is moving people off the streets and into permanent housing. They’ve paid for around 60 former Tent City residents to do just that since police shut the sprawling camp site along the American River down in April. Lance Miller and Mary Smith are in that program. They moved from the Cal Expo Winter Shelter to a small duplex in South Sacramento about six weeks ago.

Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler visited their new home to see how they’re doing.