City Council approves new sites and strategies for future homeless shelters

 In late 2018, Mayor Darrell Steinberg challenged Councilmembers to help identify opportunities to expand rehousing shelter programs in their districts.

In February 2019, as part of the mid-year budget, the City Council approved $15.7 million for overall sheltering activities and $1 million for for rehousing options for women with families and children. Later that month, Steinberg presented a plan for developing approximately 800 shelter beds over two years, using City funds as well as state aid and private donations.

In March 2019, Council approved the development and construction of the first rehousing shelter on Ethan Way.

In April 2019, Council approved a plan with Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and Mercy Housing California to convert downtown's Capitol Park Hotel into a low-barrier rehousing shelter. SHRA will oversee the operation of the shelter, which is set to open in September 2019.

The City also is working to develop rehousing shelters on Ethan Way near Cal Expo and Alhambra near Broadway.

These numbers illustrate the City's progress in terms of safety, stability and success:


Individuals signed up to Pathways to Health + Home


Services provided by Pathways to Health + Home in 2018 related to health and housing coordination

23 percent

Pathways to Health + Home participants who have moved into transitional or permanent housing


Shelter-bed nights funded by the City from July to December 2018


Number of animals at local shelters cared for by Front Street Animal Shelter in 2018


Responses by Sacramento Police Department's IMPACT team in 2018 to calls involving homelessness


Public Restrooms operated by the City

$20 million

Funding received in 2018 from the State of California to address local homelessness


Pounds of garbage removed by the Downtown Streets Team