Parkway’s Long Term Illegal Campers Being Relocated

According to this story from the Sacramento Bee, and that is very good news, only hundreds more to go.

An excerpt.

They lived outdoors for an average of four years, but some of them were homeless for decades. Nearly 90 percent of them had physical disabilities. Sixty percent had mental illnesses.

Yet, 100 people who enrolled in the city’s controversial “triage” shelter in North Sacramento managed to transition to stable housing since the facility opened in early December.

They represent about a third of more than 300 people who have come through the North Sacramento shelter, an innovative “low barrier” facility that does not require sobriety and welcomes partners, possessions and pets.

Emily Halcon, the city’s homeless services coordinator, said the percentage of people exiting the shelter to alternate housing is “on par” with other shelters operating in the Sacramento area. But the accomplishment is especially significant for clients of the triage shelter, most of whom were chronically homeless and deeply entrenched in encampments along the American River, she said.

Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/homeless/article213199944.html

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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