Sacramento County’s “sanctuary” shelter program, which lets homeless men and women spend chilly nights inside houses of worship, will be open throughout the year if advocates can raise enough funds to sustain it, officials said.
Chico City Council members have rejected a new ordinance that would have criminalized sitting or lying on the sidewalks of a specified Chico downtown area.
For about eight years, Lawson Snipes has been advocating for a place where the homeless in Davis could store their belongings in lockers while at work or a job interview.
A snapshot of Sacramento County's 2013 homeless population shows that the total number of people without permanent shelter increased by 180 individuals since a similar count was conducted two years ago.
Sacramento Steps Forward the public-private nonprofit that manages the funding of Sacramento's homeless programs has received more than $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for local housing programs for the homeless.
A judge on Tuesday denied a request to allow people to camp overnight for the weeklong duration of a homeless fair that begins today at 12th and C streets in Sacramento.
With the population growing older, mental health experts warned Monday of a coming tsunami of behavioral health care needs among elderly homeless people.
A weeklong event billed as both cultural and consciousness-raising will get under way Wednesday in an effort to spotlight issues of homelessness in Sacramento.