Senator Toni Atkins has been trying for almost a decade to pass permanent funding for affordable housing in California, and in the last week of the legislative session she sent S.B. 2 to Governor Brown's desk.
The Sacramento City Council has approved participation in a new program to provide housing and jobs for homeless families in the Sacramento region. It is a long-term plan, which may frustrate people who are asking for short-term solutions.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded almost $19 million in grants to homeless programs in Sacramento County. The department chose to increase funding to include a new program.