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April 18, 2019 | Bob Moffitt
City Council will vote on Tuesday whether to make Capitol Park Hotel on L Street into a triage shelter, and eventually a larger low-income housing complex. But the 90 people who currently reside there would be forced to move.
April 5, 2019 | Rich Ibarra
More than 550,000 people are homeless in the United States today, and 25 percent of them are in California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says it’s a national crisis.
One-In-Five California Community College Students May Experience Homelessness. A New Law Could Help.
March 14, 2019 | Sami Soto
A new survey found that 19 percent of community college students in California have faced homelessness in the past year. One lawmaker wants to make it legal for students to sleep in their cars on campuses.
Finding Housing For Homeless People Still A Challenge As Sacramento’s ‘Whole Person Care’ Program Expands
February 28, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
Most of California’s homeless residents suffer from chronic mental health conditions, physical disabilities or addiction. The state is looking to expand a program that deals with those issues while finding people housing — but it’s not always easy.
February 25, 2019 | Chris Nichols
During his run for governor, Gavin Newsom said California needed state leadership "laser-focused" on its homeless crisis. PolitiFact California is tracking now-Gov. Newsom's progress, or lack thereof, on this and other promises.
Frustrated With The Slow Response Of Government, Californians Are Serving Their Homeless Neighbors Themselves
February 13, 2019
Around the state, concerned neighbors are becoming homeless rights advocates and service providers.
February 12, 2019 | Sammy Caiola
Instead of traditional shelters, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants “navigation centers” where people can receive social services on the spot. He’s asked Steinberg to lead the Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing.
February 4, 2019 | Rich Ibarra
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $19 million to Sacramento and $4.3 million to San Joaquin in what’s called the Continuum of Care Program to end homelessness.
November 27, 2018 | Bob Moffitt
What was supposed to be a temporary triage shelter for homeless people is now entering its second winter.
October 16, 2018 | Bob Moffitt
The city of Sacramento is expected to make a similar declaration, which will make it eligible for some of the $20 million in state funding for homeless housing programs. Sacramento County will help administer the funds.