ACT's Homeless Local Organizing Committee Report, June 9, 2017

On June 9, the Homeless Local Organizing Committee submitted formal policy recommendations to Sacramento County Supervisors. These comments culminate an effort over four months to understand issues and develop recommendations about proposals by the County and City of Sacramento to expand their program funding for homeless people. A major change is the decision to create a limited priority for homeless people to access public housing units (City) or housing choice vouchers (County), which they could not do before due to discriminatory rules. Over the period of three years as many as 1,700 homeless persons could obtain housing as a result of this change. In addition, both County and City decided to fund expansion of supportive services to help these newly housed people to be successful in their new homes. While these are major steps forward, ACT strongly urged both the County and the City at their June 13 hearings to develop a comprehensive plan to house or shelter all homeless people by 2022.    Read complete recommendations here.