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Auburn Homeless Shelter Gets Five-Year Extension

What started as a temporary homeless shelter in Auburn has been given another extension by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. There was controversy in June of 2015 when room was made at the government center on a 90-day trial basis with the shelter operational just a few hours a week. The shelter would later open round-the-clock, and has now been given a five-year extension by the board. Placer County Health and Human Services Director Jeff Brown says the numbers show that the shelter is making a difference…

Listen to Jeff Brown 1

Those numbers are from last August through March of this year. The new deal also includes contracts with the group ‘Volunteers of America’ top operate the shelter through June of next year, with a couple of possible one-year extensions after that. Meanwhile, Brown says they are still looking for a more permanent location…

Listen to Jeff Brown 2

The shelter serves an average of 89 homeless people each night. Thirteen percent of those are veterans.

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