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Grand Jury report examines how Fresno city and county handles homelessness

Back in 2008 a ten year plan to end chronic homelessness was adopted by Fresno city and county. A grand jury reviewed that plan to see if it is meeting it's goals.
A grand jury report examines how the city and county of Fresno are handling the homeless.

Back in 2008 a ten-year plan to to end chronic homelessness was adopted by the city and the county.

The grand jury reviewed that plan to see if it's meeting it's goals.

Here are some of the findings of the report.

The grand jury says there does not appear to be a single agency that provides leadership and coordination of all homeless issues in Fresno.

Also, mental health and substance abuse problems for the homeless needs to be addressed.

The report also praised a police task force that interacts with the homeless.

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is still reviewing the report.

In a statement released Friday she says in part

"While progress is being made by the collaboration of service providers and agencies aligned to provide solutions, much work remains. The City of Fresno will be providing a formal response addressing specific findings and recommendations within the 90 day timeline provided by the grand jury."
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