Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness
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Organization Details

Programs

Description
Advocacy to protect the civil rights of homeless people including:
1. Adding "homeless status" to the City of Sacramento's Anti-Discrimination and Equality Municipal Code
2. Moratorium on the anti-camping ordinance
3. During the pandemic- law enforcement stop the sweeps of homeless encampments, per the Center for Disease [CDC] guidelines
4. City and county create an alternative [rather than law enforcement] to 911 response - made up of interdisciplinary teams- 24/7
Budget
$40,000
Program Successes
Our legal team - Legal Services of Northern CA and ACLU - No CA won a preliminary injunction against the City of Sacramento's Panhandling Ordinance.
Description
The Weather Responsiveness Taskforce is our taskforce comprised of people with lived experience, advocates and direct service providers to advocate for: cooling centers in the day time, warming centers in the evening, and clean air centers when the air quality in the region is poor, usually due to fires. We are advocating to the city and county to more beyond the severe weather activation guidelines adopted in 2012 [Summer: 115 F for 3 consecutive days; Winter: 32 F for 3 consecutive nights] as we view these guidelines as inhumane and especially not applicable during this pandemic.
Budget
$15,000
Program Successes
Advocating for cooling centers in the summer, warming centers in the winter, and clean air centers as needed.
Description
In 2020, SRCEH partnered with the California Environmental Justice Coalition for Water to form the Homeless Environmental Justice Alliance - a coalition of people experiencing homelessness; homeless direct service providers and advocates; environmental justice advocates; interfaith community; neighborhood associations; business improvement districts; chambers of commerce; and community members to call on City Council and the County Board of Supervisors to fund four common sense solutions to homeless sanitation issues:
1. Portland Loos and mobile bathroom program;
2. Mobile shower programs;
3. Hand sanitizing stations; and
4. Trash receptacles and trash pick-up from homeless encampments.
Budget
$35,000
Program Successes
Program just started in January 2020.
Description
Continue to implement key recommendations of the 2016 Homeless Employment Report: Finding & Recommendations. These include: expanding education and training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness; Sacramento City & County creating a Homeless Day Labor Program; outreach and education campaign for local businesses in key Property Business Improvement Distrcits (PBIDs) about tax credit programs; advocacy to expand job opportunities for homeless people with disabilities; and expanding transportation and child care support - two major barriers for homeless people finding and retaining employment. In addition, in 2019 the Homeless Employment Advocacy Committee will advocate for the City and County to fund a Homeless Employment Project.
Budget
$50,000
Program Successes
- SRCEH and the Homeless Employment Advocacy Committee held three Hiring Events for people experiencing homelessness.
- We had over 300 people attend the Hiring Events and 75 employers.