SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento is one of four communities in which the Governor’s 100-Day Challenge on Encampments took place. So far 109 people have been housed and another 229 have been put on the pathway to housing across these four communities.
The four communities that the program took place in were Sacramento, Merced, San Bernadino, and Santa Cruz.READ MORE: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
“Having our neighbors suffering, unsheltered, in our parks, by our freeways, and along our rivers is not acceptable,” said Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, who serves as the co-chair of the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH). “Through efforts like this Governor’s 100-Day Challenge and our Encampment Resolution Fund grants, we are helping communities connect unhoused Californians with safe, stable, supportive, and equitable housing.READ MORE: California Passes Water Ban For Commercial Properties Amid Ongoing Drought
During this 100-day challenge, all agencies and organizations that make up the homelessness response systems in communities are urged to work together and find new ways to tackle the problem of homelessness.
In Sacramento, 49 people received intensive case management and are working towards establishing stable housing. Four people have already been housed with another 12 on the pathway to housing.MORE NEWS: President Biden Delivers Remarks On Texas School Shooting
Now that the 100 days are complete, agencies have moved on to the sustaining phase of the challenge where they are working to implement innovations that were pioneered during the challenge and continue serving people experiencing homelessness with greater efficiency.