Homelessness In California During The Coronavirus Pandemic
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Tents along the bike trail near the American River.
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State lawmakers are working to address the increasing risk of homelessness in California as the pandemic continues. Project Roomkey currently houses homeless people in hotels and more legislative aid could be on the way from the statehouse; we’ll check-in on that today. Plus, why youth people that identify as LGBTQ experience high rates of homelessness, and a look at one person’s path out of being homeless.
- California State Sen. Scott Wiener discusses the signing of SB 855 and how it will help homeless people with mental health issues
- Gov. Gavin Newsom's Senior Counselor for Housing & Homelessness Jason Elliott checks-in with an update on Project Homekey
- Sacramento State Associate Professor of Social Work Dr. Arturo Baiocchi breaks down research that assessed the programs funded by a $500 million grant through the Homeless Emergency Aid Program
- Sacramento LGBT Community Center CEO David Heitstuman explains how many of the young people who are experiencing homelessness identify as part of the LGBTQ community
- Loaves and Fishes Advocacy Director Joseph Smith speaks on behalf of those who are experiencing homelessness and his own path out of being homeless