On April 25, 2019, the Sacramento, California, the City Council announced it will open four low barrier shelters; as a result of these projects, the city will close Railroad Drive shelter, its 200-bed city-run homeless shelter. The Railroad Drive shelter cost $5 million in city and private funds to operate from its opening in December of 2017 to its closing in April of 2019. Since 2017, the city’s unsheltered population has nearly doubled. In December 2018, Mayor Darrell Steinberg presented a plan for developing approximately 800 shelter beds over two years, using City funds as well as . . .