News Roundup - April 7
By Ned Resnikoff on April 7, 2022
- Our own Madison Rodriguez co-authored this paper on the health impacts of encampment sweeps.
- And our own Zena Dhatt co-authored this one about racial inequities in harm reduction implementation.
- The Los Angeles Times editorializes in favor of building more affordable housing on publicly owned land.
- "California must reject a binary framing of housing abundance versus social equity, and instead work toward a future where both goals are prioritized."
- Los Angeles has agreed to a legal settlement that "would require opening enough beds over the next five years to accommodate 60% of the city’s unsheltered population in each City Council district."
- Nearly one-fifth of community college students in California say they experienced homelessness in the past year.
- The Terner Center has a new report on the scarcity of Bay Area housing that is affordable to middle-income residents. You can find a writeup of the report's findings in this Chronicle article.
- Sacramento voters will likely get to decide whether the city should have a legal requirement to offer shelter beds for the majority of its unhoused residents.
- Malibu wants to shelter its unhoused residents by shipping them elsewhere.
- Bay Area voters say homelessness is the top problem facing the area, according to a recent survey.