Sacramento is pushing ahead a plan to move its homeless off of the streets and into a full-service temporary housing facility. Over the last two years, local homelessness has increased 30%. Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren has been working toward a solution for months, and calls the current situation “a crisis.”
Mayor Darrell Steinberg added: “This is not just a sobering report, this is a damning report.”
Warren believes action is required now. “Let’s try and get as much done as we can while we’re here,” he says. “Why be complacent?”
His goal is to establish a full-service facility with restrooms, showers and some social services such as medical care. The cost for the project is estimated at $200,000-$300,000, and may not succeed in its mission.
“Is it a risk worth taking?” asks Warren. “Absolutely.”
He intends to move ahead as soon as the end of the summer.
CBS Sacramento reports: