Category Archives: Homelessness

Homeless Tough Love

That it is needed is the conclusion of this CNN writer in the OC Register; a conclusion I agree with. An excerpt. For years California voters have been nothing but compassionate towards the state’s homeless population, repeatedly voting to tax … Continue reading

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Homeless Housing

Part of the strategy of housing the homeless (or in Sacramento, getting them off the Parkway)  is increasing the development of below market housing and this article from New Geography notes the problems Portland faces in that regard. An excerpt. … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy, the Homeless & North Sacramento

This Sacramento Bee article reminds us of why bureaucracy is so often despised, but, as James Q. Wilson notes about the constraints of bureaucracy: “The key constraints are three in number. To a much greater extent than is true of … Continue reading

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Homeless Cleaning up

This program noted by Sacramento CBS is a good one. We suggested it 13 years ago, glad to see its finally being done, see our report at http://arpps.org/report.pdf (pp. 34-36) An excerpt from the Sacramento CBS article. SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — … Continue reading

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Haven for Hope, Model Homeless Facility

In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business) needs to be developed—capable of sheltering up to 2 or 3 thousand homeless a night—and we suggest basing it on San Antonio’s Haven for Hope program http://www.havenforhope.org/downloads/docs/H4H%20Brochure%2010-31-2016.pdf  especiallyContinue reading

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North Sacramento Homeless Facility Increasing Homeless

North Sacramento, which is ground zero in the large-scale and long-term illegal camping by the homeless in the Parkway, warned the city that placing a homeless center in their already over-burdened neighborhood, would increase the problem. It has. This story … Continue reading

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Government Confusion Around Homelessness

This article from the Sacramento News & Review portrays the confusion government exhibits when it tries to deal with the issue and lays at the root of why neighborhoods don’t trust its actions when trying to place homeless facilities nearby. … Continue reading

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