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Sacramento is typical of what we see happening across America. In 2017 Sacramento saw a dramatic increase in the number of homeless people, rising from 2,822 in 2015 to 3,665 in 2017, of which 56 percent are unsheltered. That’s 2,000 people in Sacramento County, through no fault of their own, forced to live outside.

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Sacramento needs to expand the number of emergency shelter beds, provide more funds to funds for mental health and addiction services and most importantly bring @CirclesUSA to Sacramento. CUSA is a nonprofit that supports families as they lift themselves out of poverty.

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Taking the path many other cities and municipallities around the country have taken Sacramento is considering spending an additional $3 million to $5 million on its “whack-a-mole” strategy to increase law enforcement to hand out camping citations to people who have nowhere else to go.

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It's sad that so many of those that have served our country and our rights are on the Street Homeless.

Communities across America have identified 49,933 homeless veterans during point-in-time counts, which represents 8.6 percent of the total homeless population. Veterans continue to remain overrepresented in the homeless Population.

Homeless veterans tend to be male (91 percent), single (98 percent), live in a city (76 percent), and have a mental and/or physical disability (54 percent). Black veterans are substantially overrepresented among homeless veterans, comprising 39 percent of the total homeless veteran population but only 11 percent of the total veteran population.

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In Austin, Texas, a project to offer affordable housing to some 200 chronically homeless citizens is on the move. Community First! Village, which has been in the planning stages for nearly 10 years, is set to soon break ground on a 27-acre property sprinkled with tiny houses, mobile homes, teepees, refurbished RVs, a three-acre community garden, a chapel, a medical facility, a workshop, a bed and breakfast, and an Alamo Drafthouse outdoor movie theater.

Supporter Alan Graham, of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, notes that the price of not housing these folks costs taxpayers about $10 million a year, not to mention the emotional and psychological tolls on the homeless themselves. Graham says that, for the most part, local residents seem to be in favor of the project, “We haven’t converted everybody, but when people come out here they go, ‘Oh!’ They see a chapel; they see medical and vocational services on site, and they learn that residents will not live there for free; they’ll pay a monthly rent.”Graham has been working with the homeless in his community for more than 14 years and cites broken families as the leading cause of homelessness. With Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Graham has not only helped feed the homeless all these years, but he has helped transition them into homes and jobs, as well. And he has given them hope. Graham views Community First! as the next step in that mission and the next step toward solving homelessness in the U.S.

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Arrested for sharing food with the homeless :(

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Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, told Mother Jones the seizure or destruction of homeless people's property is now common practice in the USA.

Belongings are seized under anti-camping laws or laws that prohibit sleeping in public—part of a larger trend of what Foscarinis calls "the criminalization of homelessness.

Earlier this year, her organization released a study showing, in one-third of citiies, an increase of nearly 70 percent over the past decade.

#LosAngeles: Lawyers have sued on behalf of four homeless people whose property was destroyed by the city. One plaintiff, Judy Coleman, was hospitalized for pneumonia after her tent and blanket were taken. A similar case from 2014 is in the process of being settled out of court.

#Denver: Police still enforce public camping bans—violators can face fines of up to $999. Back in August, a group called Denver Homeless Out Loud filed a class-action lawsuit arguing that the city’s sweeps are unconstitutional.

#Seattle: The city's regular raids on homeless camps have come under fire due to the loss of personal property and the city's failure to give homeless residents proper notice.

#SanFrancisco: Homeless sweeps are common in San Francisco. The city only preserved 23 people's seized belongings over a six-month period this year. Civil rights groups have filed suit.

#Honolulu: From The National Law Center on Poverty and Homelessness, "The city has been transparent about its goal of removing Honolulu's homeless population from view" and has proposed to "relocate homeless people to a separate island that previously served as a garbage dump and former internment camp during WWII.

40,000 people die, homeless, on the streets of America every year. We can do better.

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brandycongerThey are also dumping cold water on them in Denver, as if it wasn't cold enough.
bitchenbarbHomelessness is not a Fukn crime!!!!!! #homelessnessisnotacrime @cruz_mendozertrace @lauren_mish @kdolllll
dweston1😡 It's not like they choose to be homeless!
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ahimsa.life😭😭😭
thepeacechurchSad
yamsidiamond😳💩🤞🏿👎🏿
jrchickenhausBoo
jaegerhurleyI voted for prop hh to allocate $1.2b funds for homeless housing- did you? Im sick of smelling human urine and feces on my street and blame Jose Huizar for allowing this to happen!
lisa_marchant_1234💔💔💔💔💔
vegan_danielleWtfff
kitsmetMotherfuckers
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divinepresence4No way!!!!!!!!
mineelou:-( Horrible!
veganlifechangeEffing assholes!
veganlifechangeI live in my Van full time so I can really emphasise for this...
iancpdxTheft
goflyakitWtf
702nanasueWhen they were told to clean up the streets did these 2 not get it? SMDH
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Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, told Mother Jones the seizure or destruction of homeless people's property is now common practice in the USA.

Belongings are seized under anti-camping laws or laws that prohibit sleeping in public—part of a larger trend of what Foscarinis calls "the criminalization of homelessness.

Earlier this year, her organization released a study showing, in one-third of citiies, an increase of nearly 70 percent over the past decade.

#LosAngeles: Lawyers have sued on behalf of four homeless people whose property was destroyed by the city. One plaintiff, Judy Coleman, was hospitalized for pneumonia after her tent and blanket were taken. A similar case from 2014 is in the process of being settled out of court.

#Denver: Police still enforce public camping bans—violators can face fines of up to $999. Back in August, a group called Denver Homeless Out Loud filed a class-action lawsuit arguing that the city’s sweeps are unconstitutional.

#Seattle: The city's regular raids on homeless camps have come under fire due to the loss of personal property and the city's failure to give homeless residents proper notice.

#SanFrancisco: Homeless sweeps are common in San Francisco. The city only preserved 23 people's seized belongings over a six-month period this year. Civil rights groups have filed suit.

#Honolulu: From The National Law Center on Poverty and Homelessness, "The city has been transparent about its goal of removing Honolulu's homeless population from view" and has proposed to "relocate homeless people to a separate island that previously served as a garbage dump and former internment camp during WWII.

40,000 people die, homeless, on the streets of America every year. We can do better.

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