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Sacramento Wants To Turn A Low-Income Downtown Hotel Into A Homeless Shelter

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.

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State Government

Bipartisan Bill Would Give Millions To Local Governments To Fight Homelessness

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.

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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.

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Health Care

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.

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California Dream

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.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg To Head California’s New Homelessness Commission

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.

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