Homelessness Need Not Be Hopelessness
The homelessness problem in Sacramento is getting worse. This is tragic and unacceptable. It is also a drain on our public safety resources and adversely impacts our businesses and neighborhoods.
I have worked throughout my career to address the homelessness problem head on in California and in the Sacramento region. As Mayor, I will bring real solutions that actually help people in a tangible way. We know that the best way to reduce homelessness is to provide a place for people to live with the resources they need to transition out of homelessness permanently. Many homeless people have serious mental health needs that also must be addressed with supportive services.
Regional Coalition Around Homelessness
The problem of homelessness does not start or stop at the city borders. As Mayor, I will convene a joint meeting with the City Council, Board of Supervisors and other regional leaders to ensure we are united, maximizing resources and our effectiveness on this difficult problem.
Experience and Knowledge to Get the Job Done
The irony of chronic homelessness is that we know what works to help people reclaim their lives: assertive and intensive outreach, personalized case management, permanent housing and whatever-it-takes supportive services.
We will aggressively build our capacity to improve this vexing social condition. I have the reach and track record to dramatically increase resources for Sacramento. We will expand permanent housing and services for the health of our community and for thousands of forgotten people.