Category Archives: Homelessness

Neighboring Counties Acting to Stop Camping Along Rivers

Still the major problem in the Parkway, but, as reported by Channel 40, local communities are acting and Sacramento needs to follow their lead. An excerpt. “MARYSVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Homeless advocates are fearing the worst after Yuba and Sutter … Continue reading

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The American River Parkway, Homeless Central

That is how this sad story from Channel 10 in Sacramento reports it. An excerpt. “As Sacramento’s homeless population increases, more and more people are seeking shelter along the banks of the American River. “He doesn’t have a reason to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Homeless Moved Temporarily from River District Street

It is sad that this occurs, but also sad that business and residents in the River District—and other neighborhoods—have to suffer the degradation caused to their neighborhoods by homeless camping. This story in the Sacramento Bee reports on the issue. … Continue reading

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Poll Finds Strong Support for Caring for Parkway and Addressing Homelessness

Excellent results for the Parkway from this recent Countywide Survey, read at http://sacta.org/pdf/agendas/2019/111419/111419-07AT2.pdf

Posted in Homelessness, Parks

Housing the Homeless

We have in the past favored the scattered site approach—before moving to strong support of the Haven for Hope Model—discussed in this article from Sacramento News & Review, which seems to come with its own problems. In our area, a … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

American Psychosis

That is the title of a very important book describing how so many mentally ill people wound up homeless—with so many camping in the Parkway—and/or in prison, and the subtitle gives the main reason: “How the Federal Government Destroyed the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Homelessness & Public Safety, California Waking Up?

Let’s hope so—as the state has proven to be a national trend setter for decades—and this recent poll from the California Chamber says maybe. An excerpt. “California voters are anxious. “Reports of steady growth and low unemployment cheer political leaders, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety