Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

BY THERESA CLIFT

The Trump administration has yanked approval for major homeless shelter projects it previously approved in Sacramento and San Francisco.

The move undermines a critical component of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to shelter the homeless on state land and throws nearly two dozen potential shelter projects across the state into question, according to letters the Federal Highway Administration sent the California Department of Transportation earlier this month.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said the city must find a way to still open a 100-bed shelter near X Street and Alhambra Boulevard it planned to open in early fall.

“We need this project,” Steinberg said. “The (Trump) administration often accuses California of standing in the way of building more housing, especially for vulnerable people. Why is the federal government standing in the way of such an important project?”

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One Response to Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

  1. Robert Bozzo May 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    It’s the city that have let this go by for yrs and did nothing

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