ABC10: Sacramento County’s homeless population nearly doubled between 2019 and 2022, report finds

“I think we’re at a crisis level,” said Dianna Poggetto, executive director of the American River Parkway Foundation.

She said she hopes these numbers light a fire under city and county officials to move more quickly on plans to create shelters and affordable housing.

“No one wants a shelter in their community, but at the same time, if we don’t create shelters, then we’re not going to solve the problem,” Poggetto said. “These individuals need assistance, and we as a society should be able to assist them.”

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