WEST SACRAMENTO - Many people who are homeless say they can't get the help, shelter or services they need because they have four-legged companions.
Now, there's a pilot program designed to help a specific encampment in West Sacramento.
More than 70 people who are homeless and their pets who live in the North Levee area of West Sacramento, by the Broderick Boat Ramp, have agreed to take part in a project in Yolo County called "Bridge to Housing." They will move into a motel that was leased for the temporary program in West Sacramento.
"Bridge to Housing" is based on a program called "Housing First."
"It's all about solving first the problem of housing, getting a roof over people's heads and then addressing all the issues that contribute to their circumstances," Yolo County spokesperson Beth Gabor said.