Sacramento's "tent city" to move indoors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. A new modular building at the /*Cal Expo fairgrounds*/ is almost ready to accommodate 50 of the homeless people living at the tent city encampment. But the future of dozen more remains uncertain. The utility company that owns the property on which tent city sits says it plans to build a power transfer station there, and will begin fencing off the property Monday.

An estimated 200 people live in the encampment.

"That still leaves 150 folks without shelter," said homeless advocate Sister Libby Hernandez, "Plus another 1,000 outside of the tent city who have no shelter. We still have an issue of permanent housing."

The /*Sacramento City Council*/ recently approved $880,000 in housing and redevelopment funds to set up shelters for the homeless. The plan is expected to add an additional 150 beds to three local shelters.


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