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Stories about Homelessness

Rohnert Park selling homeless housing

Rohnert Park has OK'd the sale of city-owned houses once used to help the homeless after residents complained they weren't appropriate for their neighborhood.

Close to Home: Low-risk way for landlords to help homeless

How we settled on renting to four homeless people.

County plans registry to identify at-risk homeless

County officials are about to embark on the first-ever detailed homeless registry.

Close to Home: The keys to confronting homelessness

Local governments must help provide financing to build more affordable housing.

PD Editorial: Shining a light on programs that work

Once homeless, Mike Johnson is 'one of the fortunate ones who made it back.'

PD Editorial: A forum on the county's lost residents

Join us Wednesday for a community discussion on homelessness.

Forum highlights homelessness in Sonoma County (w/video)

The lack of short- and long-term shelter for thousands of homeless residents was one of many factors discussed at a Wednesday night event sponsored by The Press Democrat and Sonoma Magazine.

Fairgrounds parking opens for homeless

On Monday for the first time, a parking area at the southern tip of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds was available for homeless people to park their vehicles for the night.

PD Editorial: Work to help homeless just starting

The lives of Sonoma County's homeless just got a little less burdensome.

Supervisors approve measures to help homeless

Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a series of emergency measures assisting people who need to get out of the winter cold.

Sonoma County weighs new options for homeless

Part of fairgrounds would be temporarily available for homeless to sleep in their vehicles.

Lost in paradise

Adrift and often unknown amid the plenty of Sonoma County, homeless young people reel from abandonment or rejection, flee abuse or broken homes, exit the foster care system unmoored at 18.

Better plan wanted for Sonoma County's homeless

Board of Supervisors allocates nearly $180,000 for additional homeless services, but wants a better plan for bad-weather emergencies.

Emergency expansion of Sonoma County homeless services

Emergency allocation by Board of Supervisors will increase the number of beds in homeless shelters and help people find permanent homes.

Santa Rosa adds shelter beds for winter

Santa Rosa will add up to 68 emergency beds at its homeless shelter starting Tuesday.

Close to Home: Homeless youth need chance to reach dreams

At least 1,200 Sonoma County youth are homeless and face closed doors.

PD Editorial: Chilly reminder of need for local shelter

Sonoma County is home to an estimated 3,300 residents who normally live outdoors.

Agencies scramble to help homeless out in the cold

Bone-chilling cold has Sonoma County social service providers scrambling to provide shelter for those most vulnerable: folks without homes.

Record-low temperatures hit county

It got even colder Thursday morning, with mercury dropping into the teens some places.

Cold temps spur efforts to protect homeless

Service providers are taking emergency measures to ensure homeless people are safe.

Seeking shelter in downtown Santa Rosa

More homeless people are showing up in downtown Santa Rosa.

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