Homeless

Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station

The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

24/7 homeless service center in Auburn’s future?

The consultant hired by Placer County to come up with an action plan to deal with homeless issues is recommending a “come-as-you-are services center” in Auburn. Marbut ...

New report sheds light on Placer, Nevada County homeless laws

A new study is shedding new light on 58 cities in California and how they have enacted laws that impact the homeless. According to the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s &l ...

Portrait of homeless emerging in Placer County study

Who are the homeless in Placer County? Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product o ...

Placer supes move forward with North Auburn homeless shelter

A plan for what would no longer be a winter emergency homeless shelter in North Auburn is being moved ahead by the Placer County. The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0, ...

Special meeting to air North Auburn homeless shelter request

Placer County supervisors will consider the pros and cons of an emergency winter homeless shelter at a special meeting slated for Jan. 22 in Auburn. The meeting is in response to ...

North Auburn homeless shelter still in limbo

Help for the homeless in front of Thursday’s forecast rainstorm is being developed by the Placer County Office of Emergency Services. But not in the way advocates of an emer ...

Backers of North Auburn homeless shelter to air concerns to Placer County supes

A massive crowd of advocates for a winter homeless shelter in Auburn could swell the ranks of audience members at today’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting. Placer ...

North Auburn homeless shelter plan hits Placer County opposition

  With a winter chill in the air, homeless woman Lisa Halley surveyed a pile of her possessions sitting on the ground at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn. ...

Placer County hires San Antonio expert for homeless study

Looking for answers to the continuing problem of homelessness, Placer County is mounting a $49,500       study to examine current needs and possible f ...

Supes tweak Placer’s guidelines for transitional homeless housing

  Placer County supervisors have agreed to language revisions to ensure that changes made three years ago under state Senate Bill 2 on transitional and supportive housing con ...

Freeze leaves some of Auburn’s homeless out in cold

 With sub-freezing temperatures in the forecast this week, homeless woman Rosie Ray slept outside Monday night and expected to do the same Tuesday. “The cold just hit,& ...

Homeless but hopeful

Mark Hegel has been a guest of the Gathering Inn since he was laid off in 2009 from the technical imaging field.   Hegel spends his time at the Gathering Inn during ...

Free North Auburn medical clinic ready to open

A free medical clinic in North Auburn is ready to open Tuesday to help the needy. The opening is to take place two months after the Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Church delayed the ...