The Sacramento Housing Alliance works tirelessly with our diverse coalition of member organizations throughout the year to protect and expand the affordable housing safety net to end and prevent homelessness.
Currently, our community lacks sufficient homeless and housing programs to meet the needs of all our homeless population. Many people are left without access to basic emergency shelter and are forced to live and sleep outdoors. The increase of appropriate services, emergency shelter, and permanent supportive housing are of utmost concern to SHA and the work we do.
SHA advocates for:
- Increased services for people dealing with homelessness
- More emergency shelters
- Creation of permanent supportive housing
- Decriminalization of homelessness and protecting the human and civil rights of people dealing with homelessness
- More than 5,000 people in the Sacramento region are homeless.
- Over 110 homeless people died on the street of Sacramento in 2014. That is compared to 60 deaths in 2013 and 43 in 2012. For the ten years prior to 2013, there was roughly one death every week.
- Youth and young adults ages 14-24 make up nearly 10% of the total population experiencing homelessness.
Currently, our community lacks sufficient homeless and affordable housing programs to meet the needs of all our homeless population. Many people are left without access to basic emergency shelter and are forced to live and sleep outdoors.
Thanks to Sacramento Steps Forward for the statistics on homelessness in Sacramento. For more information, see their reports “2013 Sacramento Countywide Homeless Count Report” and “Sacramento County Homeless Deaths Report: 2002 – 2013.”
“The Sacramento Housing Alliance has been the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee’s (SHOC) fiscal sponsor for many years, and has also supported us in many other ways. Since SHOC is made up of mostly homeless, formerly homeless and extremely poor people, SHA’s depth of support shows their commitment to encouraging homeless leadership and the concerns of the most needy.”
-Paula Lomazzi, Director -Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee