With the National Weather Service forecasting nighttime temperatures dropping into the 30s again and issuing a wind advisory in Sacramento, the City of Sacramento is opening an overnight respite center in City Hall for people experiencing homelessness.
City Hall Lobby, at 915 I St., will be open Monday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
The location will provide a warm place to stay, blankets, snacks, water, and restroom facilities. There is a covered, protected outdoor space that can accommodate pets in kennels or crates.
The Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance has also activated its severe weather motel respite response, offering motel vouchers to people through a referral process.
The City of Sacramento has about 1,100 beds in various settings for people experiencing homelessness. They are currently full. The respite center offers an alternative to those most vulnerable during this severe weather event.
City staff continues to monitor the weather and will extend respite center operations as necessary.