The Point in Time Count, performed once every two years, provides a census of how many people are homeless in Sacramento County on any given night. The information could result in increased state funding.
The last shelter for Camp Fire victims, the Silver Dollar Fair Ground in Chico, will close on Thursday. Survivors are struggling after being thrown into a vortex of poverty, homelessness and bureaucracy.
Lisa Butcher and Randy Viehmeyer, who lost their home in the Camp Fire, describe life in the Chico shelter with transients, criminals and drug addicts. The couple were living in a borrowed trailer and still looking for their cat on Thursday, Jan. 24.
A plan that aims to house homeless residents in a historic downtown Sacramento hotel and a new complex in Citrus Heights moved forward Tuesday when county supervisors approved applications for state loans.
About 100 south Sacramento residents showed up to a community meeting Tuesday, many to voice concerns that a proposed homeless shelter at the Florin light rail station could increase crime or decrease property values.
Responding to neighborhood complaints, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Authority was putting up a fence on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at piece of property where a homeless camp exists on the 5700 block of Stockton Boulevard.
Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer is proposing the city open a homeless shelter for about two years on the northwest corner of the parking lots near the Florin light rail station in south Sacramento, he said during Monday’s Sacramento Regional Transit meeting.
Gov. Newsom wears a New England Patriots jersey at Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 after he lost a Super Bowl bet with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. The loser of the bet had to do community service.