People are dying and it is only getting worse.
The stark reality is that there are deadly consequences that result from being homeless. On average, a homeless person in Sacramento County loses an estimated 25% of their life expectancy* simply by being homeless.
Providing dignity and safety requires a close examination of homelessness in Sacramento County.
people experience were experiencing homelessness in the 2019 Point in Time Count
people may experience homelessness this year
There were 138 deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2019
increase in deaths since 2016*
of homeless identify as Black or American Indian
while only representing 13% of Sacramento County's population
increase in deaths among Black homeless in 2019
45% of homeless deaths are people of color
The average number of women dying has nearly doubled since 2015
26% of homeless deaths were women in 2019
*According to the 2020 Homeless Deaths Report by the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness summarizing Sacramento County Coroner data.
Sacramento needs a
Measurable, permanent solutions benefit everyone.
Addressing the needs of the unhoused in Sacramento County requires a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional solution whereby the County and the cities within it partner to contribute skills, staff, and resources toward finding a solution with a clear, shared vision.
We have an opportunity to prioritize outreach and services to address the complex needs of our homeless. We urgently need local leaders to act to solve this crisis, in all of our neighborhoods.
We cannot afford to wait. We need solutions now that ensure a safe, accessible future for everyone’s recovery. This is an 'all of us' issue.
Sacramento neighborhoods and businesses need relief.
Sacramento must be safe, clean and welcoming for everyone.
Providing services for our most vulnerable requires a strong economy that will generate the necessary funds. Sacramento businesses and corridors provide critical revenue that fund public services for all.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, business revenues accounted for just over
60% of the City of Sacramento’s General Fund revenue.
$185 Million from Sales Taxes
$124 Million from Property Taxes
$5.4 Million in Property Transfer Taxes
$5.4 Million in Transient Occupancy Taxes
It's Time for Action
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