homeless shelter

Supes OK homeless shelter extension

The homeless will have a home in North Auburn through at least the end of March. Placer County supervisors adopted on Tuesday a package of requested changes from non-profit or ...

Reader input: Full-time shelter is best solution

We now know that Right Hand Auburn wants Placer County to pay $150,000 for capital improvements to make the DeWitt barracks into a 24/7 shelter with greater capacity, plus $33,000 ...

Placer clears lawn of homeless, shifts focus to Auburn shelter

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is taking a zero tolerance approach to homeless campers on the county’s North Auburn lawn. That resulted in four campers being arres ...

Homeless shelter laying groundwork for staying, expanding

The stage is set for a push Aug. 18 by Right Hand Auburn to allow North Auburn’s homeless shelter to stay and grow. That’s the potential scenario a senior Placer Count ...

Proponents prefer 24/7 North Auburn homeless shelter

While no cost estimates are on the table yet, advocates of a North Auburn homeless shelter indicated Tuesday that their preference is to have one that opens 24 hours a day, seven d ...

Reader input: Right Hand fulfilling a need

Right Hand Auburn is providing shelter for the homeless at the Placer County DeWitt Center. It is on a three-month trial bases. Placer County has provided the old minimum security ...

Auburn homeless shelter nears decision on future

Just short of two-thirds of the way into a 90 day trial period that started June 1, a new homeless shelter in North Auburn is seeing full houses every night. That means 47 homeles ...

Grand jury report recommends human trafficking tracking system

A state-wide system is needed to track victims of human trafficking crimes, according to the recent Placer County Grand Jury report. The report recommends that the Children’s ...

Reader input: Provide basics for homeless

We were informed of a discussion underway by local businesses and the city to provide an additional public restroom. Also a request is made to make it an offense to pee and poop in ...

Auburn homeless shelter staying full nightly

Nearly a month into a 90-day trial period, Auburn homeless shelter operators are reporting it’s at capacity every night. The shelter, opened June 1 by non-profit Right Hand ...

North Auburn homeless shelter reaches capacity, turns people away

Rain falling Wednesday grew demand at the new homeless shelter in North Auburn to beyond its current capacity. Located in a former minimum security jail barracks constructed in th ...

North Auburn homeless shelter opens

A homeless shelter for North Auburn became a reality Monday. Some were calling it a miracle. With a blessing of the former Placer County minimum security jail barracks as a new s ...

North Auburn homeless shelter set to open

The doors open Monday on a 90-day experiment in emergency homeless housing in North Auburn that its proponents are hoping will be a keeper. Non-profit organization Right Hand Aubu ...

Push on to open homeless shelter doors in North Auburn

A former minimum-security jail building in North Auburn is alive with the sounds of saws and drills as the Placer County Government Center building is readied for occupation in May ...

Another View: Driving effort for homeless shelter

Barbara Sloan offered her opinion in Sunday’s Letters to the Editor.  It is good we have the freedom to express our views, yet with this freedom there is a responsibilit ...