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 could open as soon as summer 2019.
These numbers illustrate the City's progress in terms of safety, stability and success: