Opinion

We don’t need more awareness on homeless. We need solutions.

By | Nov 16, 2017

This week is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, but do Californians really need to be reminded?

Tattered tents along sidewalks, beat-up recreational vehicles parked on streets and panhandlers are common. Last year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development documented that California is home to 22 percent of all the homeless in the country.

Those of us working on the front lines want to get the homeless into rental apartments, but many cities are experiencing surges in rents. Sacramento leads the nation at 9.5 percent. As landlords continue to raise the rent, renters with fixed incomes or with low-end jobs are unable to pay – and homelessness increases…

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