Category Archives: Homelessness

Housing First Gone Terribly Wrong

The Housing First strategy—get people into housing then deal with their problems—for dealing with the homeless, is one we support, but it has to be done right, with adequate available support through the entire process, which, apparently was not done … Continue reading

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Seattle is Dying

That is the title of a brutal documentary about Seattle’s homeless and I urge you to view it. It is an hour long and parallels some of what is going on here in Sacramento. The link to it is the … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Mental Illness

There is a sad connection, which this article in the Sacramento Bee explains well. An excerpt. As a young, motivated resident in internal medicine, I began to moonlight in a freestanding, full-service psychiatric hospital. I became fascinated with the medical … Continue reading

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Latest on Sacramento Homeless Issue

Good update from Sacramento News & Review, public leadership still bumbling along. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business who suffer the impacts) needs to be developed that is capable of safely sheltering up … Continue reading

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Important News on the Homeless Camping Ban Case

From the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation’s Blog, Crime & Consequence. Will SCOTUS Decide Homeless Camping Ban?  In a ruling announced last week the Ninth Circuit denied rehearing en banc of its holding last September which prohibits enforcement of local laws … Continue reading

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Parkway Rangers Doing the Job

It requires some adaptations but the Parkway Rangers are still doing their best to protect the Parkway and help the homeless—which is great news—according to this excellent article from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Marietta Watson wonders why being homeless … Continue reading

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Homelessness: As Seattle Goes, So Goes Sacramento?

Interesting article from City Journal with obvious similarities to Sacramento’s homeless problem–and the related illegal camping which is desroying the Parkway–and proposed solutions. An excerpt. For the past five years, like many of its West Coast counterparts, Seattle has endured … Continue reading

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