Homeless

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 ...

Reader Input: We should always help the homeless

This is in response to the post in the Auburn Journal, on Friday, March 20 titled, “Stop welcoming criminal element.” The letter to the editor states that “all ...

Reader Input: Are homeless dumped here?

Is Auburn a dumping ground for homeless? I pass by the DeWitt/Government Center every day on my way to work and I get a mixed feeling every time I see the homeless campground in ...

Reader Input: Invite homeless into your homes

No matter how I write this someone will interpret this as homeless bashing and I suppose it is. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t believe the homeless ...

Reader Input: Homeless are dumped here

One can learn a lot by talking to a police officer-in-training. I struck up a conversation with one the other day at lunch, and she opened my eyes to why Auburn seems flooded wit ...

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 ...

Reader Input: City should help or keep silent

Driving past the DeWitt Center on this beautiful spring-like day, there, once again, is the homeless encampment out on the sprawling green lawns. The piles of plastic bags are back ...

Reader Input: Thanks to supervisors, Father Mike

A letter to the four members of the (Placer County) Board of Supervisors who voted for the homeless shelter: Bravo and thank you for your decision in helping in this situation. ...