Addressing People Experiencing Homelessness in Sacramento
What’s the City Doing Around Homelessness
The City of Sacramento is committed to solving homelessness for individuals and families, and to making the community stronger and safer for all.
Solving homelessness does not mean people will never again experience homelessness in Sacramento. It means the City and its partners have a coordinated, responsive plan in place to ensure the safety, stability and success of our most vulnerable residents.
What Can I Do?
Resources to support those who are experiencing homelessness, including how to directly donate to organizations working on behalf of the City and how to report homeless encampments.
Proposed Triage Shelters in District 5
The City Council, led by the Mayor, has adopted a strategy of locating at least 100 shelter beds in each City Council district. The challenge, as you can certainly imagine, is finding sites to locate these shelters. We all want the challenge of homelessness to be met; however, few are happy about the possibility of a shelter in their neighborhood.
I have spent a significant amount of time searching for the appropriate site in my Council District, and after much consideration, identified two potential sites in District 5.
· Florin Road Triage Shelter (updated March 2019) For the Florin Road site, in April 2019, City staff has identified an alternative site in the South Sacramento area, and is not considering the Florin Road site at this time.
· Broadway / X Street Triage Shelter (updated May 2019) This site was identified as a possible site, however funding and any formal decision by the Council to move forward is pending additional funding from the State. The April 23 Council Meeting which discussed what the City is doing to address those persons experiencing homelessness Citywide, this site’s suitability, and other concerns are available here.