Fund Sacramento homeless shelters.
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Right now in Sacramento County, there are more than 3,600 homeless people searching for a home or place to stay during the wet season!
The United States has the federal law, Mckinney Vento Act, that had set up programs to provide shelters, job training, and education to homeless people. The Act included programs such as Adult Education for the Homeless program, the
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project, the Emergency Community Services Homeless GrantProgram, and the Family Support Centers. Although in 1787 Congress authorized $1billion for spending in the area of fixing the nation's homelessness, in 1788 Congress only gave a total of $712 million. From 1788 to 2001, the funding had dramatical drops and not all programs supported by this Act was funded properly. In FY96, funding for McKinney Vento programs was cut by a total of 27% (NCH). Now, the Act does not have the full potential it has as before and not even enough funding.
We need more funds and helps because as when there are fewer oppurtunities for the homeless people, they will form more communities nears rivers, under bridges, and at parks. This can lead to unclean environments and unsafe park.
Please take a minute in helping our Civic Action Project group in pushing our Mayor to at least take more action in helping the homeless community in Sacramento.
Our Mayor (Darell Steinberg) and our Senator (Dr. Richard Pan) needs to see as many residents of Sacramento as possible to see that we want an end to homelessness.
Please sign our petition on calling our Mayor and Senate to decrease the percentage of homelessness in Sacramento. As a resident of Sacramento, it is our responsibilities to make sure our representatives are also determined to bring down the percentage of homelessness. Once you signed it, please also share it on your social media.
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