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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Homeless outreach workers are struggling to get camp residents into a pipeline for one of a permanent housing but such housing is in short supply.
Press Democrat readers comment on the Roseland tent village closure, and more.
The planned eviction from the large homeless encampment in Roseland affected 75 residents, many who say they don't know where they are going to go.
Supporters hope the bond measure can be used to spur new housing development in the region and leverage additional state and federal money. It would be separate from a $4 billion housing bond on the statewide ballot.
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A county lawyer offered the new April 19 date in a memo Friday to U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who in a hearing in San Francisco the day before had directed county housing officials to consider postponing the closure of the Roseland tent village by three weeks.
County officials wanted to start shutting down the Roseland tent village Tuesday, but attorneys representing encampment residents and their advocates sued last week to block the move.
A federal judge Monday temporarily blocked Sonoma County’s planned eviction of the numerous homeless people who are living in tents behind a Dollar Tree store in southwest Santa Rosa.
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Homeless advocates argue that forcing people out of their camps in southwest Santa Rosa without providing them an alternative would be unconstitutional.
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Homeless residents and activists say the community doesn’t have enough affordable, long-term housing units or shelter beds that are suitable for everyone living in the encampments. They want another sanctioned camp elsewhere.
An ambitious plan by Catholic Charities and Burbank Housing to redevelop a downtown city block wins mixed reviews at its first public meeting.
The victim was wounded during an altercation with intruders to his Prince Memorial Greenway encampment, police said.
A March 21 meeting has been scheduled to air ambitious plans for large-scale housing and homeless services on a downtown Santa Rosa block.
The school’s Interact Club decided it wanted to do something for the homeless. And it did.
Michael and Angela Koerber have made the Caltrans lot on Payran Street their makeshift home and studio.
Residents of the makeshift camps behind the Dollar Tree in Roseland face a March 23 deadline to move out.
About 150 volunteers and 70 paid homeless guides deployed around Sonoma County on Friday for the annual census of homeless individuals.