Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Several witnesses reported seeing the man in the area of Mendocino Ave and Steele Lane with his pants down.
The City Council found extra funds for the annexation of Roseland, homeless services and legal aid for renters facing eviction.
The city is collecting data to understand just how much time police officers and firefighters spend responding to calls involving homelessness — and whether there are better ways to solve the problem.
The man was attacked by two men in their early 20s near Old Courthouse Square.
Hopes of creating a village of tiny homes for homeless veterans moved toward reality last week when the supervisors approved a three-year ground lease to test the tiny homes concept.
A partnership between the city and nonprofit West County Community Services will provide housing and support services for those in need.
Sonoma County supervisors have signed off on a lease to test the tiny homes concept on land at the county administrative center in Santa Rosa.
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A girl, 14, walking along Prince Memorial Greenway, spotted the naked man in the creek on Monday.
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Healdsburg artist and architect design “The Turtle,” a mobile shelter for the homeless, is designed to be pulled by a bike.
The number of homeless has declined by more than a third in the past six years.
Tipping Point Community said the money will come from private donations and go toward affordable housing and homeless services provided by other nonprofit groups as well as government.
A Santa Rosa homeless woman suffered life‑threatening injuries Sunday after being struck repeatedly in the head with a hammer before police caught her attacker and found her unconscious in his SUV, according to police.
Some time last winter, a new public conversation about homelessness in Santa Rosa became inevitable. As encampments sprang up under freeway overpasses and elsewhere, the anxiety and frustration felt in nearby neighborhoods could not be ignored.
For county officials and service providers, the decision means shifting toward more creative, long-term strategizing.
After significant public blowback over a disputed site, the county is halting altogether its search for a Guerneville-area homeless shelter.
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The estimated crowd of 300 who turned out Monday night to discuss possible sites for a homeless shelter and service center didn’t really like any of the options.