Who is responsible for the growing homeless crisis in Sacramento?

By: Ananda Rochita/KXTV-ABC10 The homeless crisis in Sacramento is impacting more people today than it has in recent history. According to the most recent Point-In-Time count conducted throughout Sacramento County, more than 5,500 people are experiencing homelessness on a given night. That is an increase of nearly 20% from 2017 and just over 2,650 people in 2015. TheContinue reading “Who is responsible for the growing homeless crisis in Sacramento?”

“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits

Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?

Really Really Bad Idea! The Mayor and the City Council rubber stamped a very bad idea Tuesday night.  Perhaps they should have polled a group of parents with 18-24 year old adult children before voting. Perhaps, I’m missing a few details in the plan for the trailers.  Perhaps they have included 24/7 on site security/police. Continue reading “Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?”

Greed: Sacramento

  If your a renter in Sacramento, you more than a bit worried these days.  The rumors are true.  Rents  are on the rise in a big way.  Not in small increments but several hundred dollars a month.   Gia lived in her Pocket area apartment with her daughter for 15 years, re-signing her lease wasContinue reading “Greed: Sacramento”

Fully Employed and Homeless

Photo\Sacramento Bee No they’re not colorful mirage’s lining the streets of Sacramento.  Camping tents are nightly homes for some of the thousands of homeless individuals in Sacramento. The fortunate have tents and sleeping bags the majority sleep on the city streets without shelter sleeping directly in elements Many of the homeless are fully employed .Continue reading “Fully Employed and Homeless”

America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel

A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US’ hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories. Tiffany Drew is 13 weeks pregnant and lives with her partner and daughter at the Starlight Motel in Wareham [Carolyn Bick/Al Jazeera] By: Carolyn Bick/Al Jazzera Massachusetts, United States – It is the fourth time that Tiffany DrewContinue reading “America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel”

Austria:Homeless become city tour guides

A new startup in Vienna aims to help homeless people by creating guided tours of the city from their perspective. Shades Tours Vienna is the brainchild of 32-year-old businesswoman Perrine Schober, who wants to challenge people’s prejudices and help homeless people access the jobs market. Schober studied tourism management and has worked for various aidContinue reading “Austria:Homeless become city tour guides”

Los Angeles declares homelessness state of emergency

San Julian Street in Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles officials said Tuesday that they will declare a state of emergency over homelessness and proposed spending $100 million to reduce the number of people living on the streets. City Council President Herb Wesson, along with members of the council’s Homelessness and Poverty Committee and Mayor EricContinue reading “Los Angeles declares homelessness state of emergency”

Canada :People leave hats and scarves in trees for Regina’s homeless

  Chase The Chill, Regina uploaded photos showing some of the items people in Regina have draped over tree branches and tied to poles in the city. (Chase The Chill, Regina/Facebook) While a deep freeze settles on Saskatchewan, people in Regina have taken to tying hats and scarves to trees and other public places forContinue reading “Canada :People leave hats and scarves in trees for Regina’s homeless”