CA Capital Sees 70% Spike In Homeless

Los Angeles, CA - September 23: A view of a homeless encampment on Skid Row on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. A federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously overturned a a judge's decision that would have required Los Angeles to offer some form of shelter or housing to the entire homeless population of skid row by October. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • During the pandemic, the unhoused population has soared all over California, but the increase in Sacramento has been particularly stunning.
  • The region has seen an almost 70% rise in homelessness since 2019, now counting more unhoused people than San Francisco.
  • At least 9,278 people are estimated to be without a home, the majority of whom sleep outdoors or in vehicles. Encampments can be seen on levees, near schools and next to busy roads.

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