A homeless man, who asked not to be named, sits in the courtyard of Sacramento’s City Hall as someone else’s clothing dries on the bushes behind him on Friday. The monthlong protest by homeless activists has generated new attention to one of the city’s most pressing – and seemingly intractable – social issues. And after years of political resistance, that energy is leading some at City Hall to consider a city-approved “safe ground” designed to provide a transitional springboard for the homeless into permanent housing.
A homeless man, who asked not to be named, sits in the courtyard of Sacramento’s City Hall as someone else’s clothing dries on the bushes behind him on Friday. The monthlong protest by homeless activists has generated new attention to one of the city’s most pressing – and seemingly intractable – social issues. And after years of political resistance, that energy is leading some at City Hall to consider a city-approved “safe ground” designed to provide a transitional springboard for the homeless into permanent housing. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
A homeless man, who asked not to be named, sits in the courtyard of Sacramento’s City Hall as someone else’s clothing dries on the bushes behind him on Friday. The monthlong protest by homeless activists has generated new attention to one of the city’s most pressing – and seemingly intractable – social issues. And after years of political resistance, that energy is leading some at City Hall to consider a city-approved “safe ground” designed to provide a transitional springboard for the homeless into permanent housing. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
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January 10, 2016 4:01 PM

Homeless ‘safe ground’ back in the mix for Sacramento

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