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U.S. Homeless Project


CapRadio is joining nearly 100 news organizations across the country to focus on stories about our homeless community.

This U.S. Homeless Project started two years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now includes journalists from as far away as Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Listen to our stories on June 28 at 90.9 FM, stream them at capradio.org, and listen to Insight With Beth Ruyak for special interviews.

Learn more or check out reporting by our partner journalists at @BayAreaHomelessness on Twitter and S.F. Homeless Project on Facebook.


Stories related to: U.S. Homeless Project

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

PolitiFact California

Dispelling Myths About California’s Homeless

June 28, 2018 | Chris Nichols

What’s fact and fiction about California’s homeless? PolitiFact California debunks several myths, including the idea that the homeless are always "from somewhere else" and "they want to be homeless." 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Pets Offer Comfort, Normalcy For Homeless People. They Also Prevent Them From Finding Help.

June 28, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The prohibition against pets in homeless shelters has been a common reason that those on the streets say they stay outside even when help is available. But some shelters are allowing animals.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Lessons Learned At Sacramento’s New Homeless Triage Shelter

June 28, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

There are about 2,000 people who sleep outside every night in Sacramento County. A new triage shelter between Del Paso Boulevard and the American River has provided a look at what's possible when caregivers are allowed time and resources to help.

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

A Legacy Of Serving Homeless Guests Continues At St. Mary’s Dining Room In Stockton

June 28, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

It began 60 years ago by feeding homeless people. Today, it continues that tradition — but also puts clothes on people’s backs, tends to guests’ health, and helps folks get back on their feet.

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Dante Pelayo Shares Divine Poetics From The Intersection In Oak Park

June 28, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Poet Danté Péläyō shares his experience living in men's shelters and running a pop up book shop in Oak Park.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Rural Areas Have Different Issues Dealing With Homelessness

June 28, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Homelessness doesn’t just happen in the city. We look at how one rural county — Amador — is responding to its own homelessness crisis in the foothills.

File / Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact CA: Myths About Homelessness

June 28, 2018 | Bert Johnson

PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols discusses some of the common stereotypes and myths about homelessness in California.

Randol White / Capital Public Radio

Homeless Riders Suggest They Might Not Be Welcome On Public Transit Despite Assurances From Agencies

June 27, 2018 | Randol White

This summer, Sacramento’s homeless community will lean on public transit to beat the heat — but some homeless riders say they don’t always feel welcome.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Mobile Health Services Help Sacramento’s Homeless Women

June 27, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

When homeless women are struggling to find food and stay safe, regular reproductive health screenings aren’t usually at the top of the list. But a Sacramento street medicine team wants to make those services easier to access.