Councilmember Steve Hansen is working to end homelessness in Sacramento. On the City Council, Steve has successfully fought for:
800 new shelter beds for women & children who are struggling with homelessness. Steve worked with advocates and experts to pass a plan to open 800 new emergency shelter beds for women and children, with 100 new beds already available this winter.
A new Triage Center at Capitol Park Hotel, which provides wrap-around services including mental healthcare, medical services, and re-housing assistance to the previously homeless, helping them stay on the right track.
Additional mental health outreach and services in homeless shelters across Sacramento. Hundreds of homeless people use emergency shelters in Sacramento every night—which provides an opportunity to get those with mental health challenges the help they need.
The Tenant Protection and Relief Act, critical legislation that will keep people from falling into homelessness by giving renters help when they need it. Steve also championed rent stabilization and eviction protections that will bring rising rents under control, stop unfair evictions, and give people on the brink of homelessness the stability and security they need.
Streamlined permitting for housing construction. Steve fought to make it easier to build new affordable housing developments and bring down costs for homeowners and renters and to stop people from losing their homes.
Thousands of new units of affordable housing. Sacramento now leads California in the race to build more housing, and our City Council District has built more housing than any other district in Sacramento.