Alameda County supervisors are declaring a state of emergency over the homeless crisis in the area.
Supervisors voted Tuesday to declare a state of emergency, which allows them access to more funding to try and house thousands of people who are on the streets of Alameda County currently.
According to KTVU, “The Alameda County Board of Supervisors seemed a little unsure of how an emergency state on homelessness could work. So, they are asking the Office of Homeless Care and Coordination to do the research.”
The number of homeless people around the county is up roughly 75 percent in just the last five years.