The plan would expand Sacramento’s housing capacity for unhoused people through a variety of options. But questions remain about the equitable distribution of sites and what happens after people cycle through temporary housing.
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July 28, 2021 | Janelle Salanga
The city’s cooling centers have been underutilized during past heat waves, but some community members say that’s because the centers don’t cast a wide enough net around outlying neighborhoods. They’re stepping up to run their own.
July 16, 2021 | Janelle Salanga
Clean, cold drinking water is an essential need during Northern California’s heat waves. But for Sacramento’s unhoused population, getting it isn’t always an easy task, so community members step in.
July 8, 2021 | Chris Nichols
The centers will be open through the weekend when temperatures are expected to peak across the Sacramento region, ranging from 100 degrees up to 115 degrees.
June 18, 2021 | Chris Nichols
Altogether, about 30 people showed up to city and county cooling facilities on the first two days of the heat wave. Advocates say more must be done to advertise the facilities and provide transportation.
June 17, 2021 | Chris Nichols
Tens of thousands of homeless Californians are moving on from state-funded Project Roomkey motels where they took shelter during the worst of the pandemic. But as of June, only about 30% had been placed in permanent or temporary housing.
The Wait Continues For Sacramento’s Year-Round Emergency Shelters To Help Protect Homeless Residents
June 10, 2021 | Chris Nichols
Despite repeated calls for action and the deaths of several unhoused people last winter, the city has yet to open year-round emergency cooling or warming centers.
June 2, 2021
California Assembly and Senate budget leaders announce a budget deal that includes stimulus checks, more in-state students at UC campuses and more money for public health and undocumented immigrants.
California Agencies Charged With Combating Homelessness Lack Oversight And Coordination, State Audit Finds
February 12, 2021 | Chris Nichols
The report found the state’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council has yet to set priorities or a timeline for achieving its 18 statutory goals despite being established more than three years ago.
‘We Really Want To Figure This Out.’ Sacramento City, County Government Divided In Struggle To Confront Homelessness Crisis
Advocates for Sacramento’s homeless residents say city and county officials failed to provide adequate emergency shelter before last month’s powerful storm. Only now are city officials taking more aggressive steps.