Homeless

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 ...

Reader Input: Approve shelter immediately

I support the efforts of Right Hand Auburn, Inc. to use the minimum security barracks at Dewitt Center as a temporary shelter. As the weather gets colder and wetter, many members ...

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. ...

Reader Input: Camping facts becoming clearer

Thank you to the many people, both online and in this column, who took the time to respond to my letter of Nov. 20 (“Are vagrancy laws in effect?,” Reader Input). I e ...

Reader Input: Concerted effort will help homeless

The homeless are our neighbors, friends, sons, daughters and grandchildren. Homelessness is a tragedy in the United States and especially in Placer County for which there is no e ...

Reader Input: US homeless wait their turn

Are we forgetting that the homeless are hungry “after’’ Thanksgiving and “after’’ Christmas? We feed people around the world, but our homeless h ...

Reader Input: Time to address homeless folks

As a member of the Caring Hearts Society, I helped prepare a meal for approximately 40 members of the Placer County Homeless Community. These folks assembled at Bethlehem Lutheran ...

Reader Input: Find money and help homeless

It is past time to provide a shelter for the homeless. The restrictions for Gathering Inn make it impossible for many to find shelter. Most nights the Gathering Inn is not filled ...

Reader Input: House homeless at local barracks

I feel awful when I see people who are homeless, but what can I do? Jan Haldeman suggested that we make a request to the people who can do something about it (“Barracks could ...