Capital Public Radio,  January 21, 2019
SacBee, February 2, 2019
SacBee, February 5, 2019
SN&R, February 7, 2019
SacBee, February 8, 2019
Fox40, February 9,2019
SacBee, February 11, 2019
SacBee, February 12,  2019
SacBee, February 22,  2019

A New Mayor Takes on Homelessness

The Sacramento Bee has expressed optimism that the city could be better poised than ever to break the cycle of homelessness.


Some homeless leaders have too. “We’re extremely hopeful,” said Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness.The reason is the swearing in last month of Mayor Darrell Steinberg, a veteran state lawmaker who has made mental illness and homelessness signature issues of his political career.

One of Mr. Steinberg’s first mayoral acts was to expand access to warming centers in Sacramento. On any given night in the county, roughly 2,600 people are homeless.

SacBee, February 24,  2019
SacBee, February 27,  2019
Fox40, February 28, 2019
ABC10, February 28, 2019

New study shows significant Increase in number of homeless deaths in Sacramento

So far this year, 110 have died. The coalition's Bob Erlenbusch says the percentage of violent deaths has also increased; reflecting an increase of prisoners released under re-alignment. "Between the jail releasing 80-to-100 people a day and hospitals discharging people to the streets, we have institutions that routinely discharge homeless people to the streets 24-hours-a-day." Erlenbush says half of the people died outside and about 25% died violent deaths

ABC10, March 1, 2019
NOLA.Com, March 26, 2019
SacBee, April 7,  2019
SN&R, April 11, 2019
Fox40, April 16, 2019
SacBee, April 18,  2019
KQED, April 23.  2019

Sacramento County Supervisors: Will arrest for food

Bob Erlenbusch of the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness called the trend of anti-homeless ordinances a “race to the bottom.”

KCRA3, May 13, 2019
SacBee, May 14,  2019
SN&R, May 23, 2019
SacBee, June 18,  2019
Capitol Public Radio, June 26,  2019
KCRA3, June 26, 2019

Sacramento County sees spike in homeless students during recession

 “The statistics are shocking and should be a call to action for the County Board of Supervisors and School District officials to address this rising crisis,” states Bob Erlenbusch, Executive Director, Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness [SRCEH].

KCRA3, July 12, 2019
KCRA3, July 22, 2019
Capitol Public Radio, July 25,  2019
SacBee, August 8,  2019
SacBee, August 27,  2019

Rise in  Homeless Deaths in Sacramento County

It is not clear why there is a rise in homeless deaths, "... but one reason  might certainly be there has been an increase in homelessness in our community," says Bob Erlenbusch, Executive Director, SRCEH.

Capitol Public Radio, August 27,  2019
KCRA3, August 27, 2019
SacBee, August 29,  2019
SacBee, August 29,  2019
SN&R, September 5, 2019
Common Dreams News, September 11, 2019
USA Today, September 11, 2019
Thom Hartman Radio , September 12, 2019
SacBee, September 12,  2019
ABC-6, September 16, 2019
USA Today, September 17, 2019
SacBee, October 22,  2019
CA Health Report, November 20, 2019
SacBee, November 22,  2019
SacBee, December 4,  2019
SN&R, December 5, 2019
SacBee, December 10 ,  2019
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