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Placer provides glimpse of what Sacramento may expect on tackling homeless challenges

BY ELLEN GARRISON

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 07:00 AM

UPDATED NOVEMBER 13, 2017 07:00 AM

The small room, with a twin bed, bedside table and sliding door to a wraparound deck, felt like too much for Egbert “Skip” Visker, newly arrived from an Auburn homeless shelter.

“I’m feeling overjoyed,” he said, placing his fedora on the nightstand and taking in the view outside the window. It’s a fresh start for Visker, 69, who has shuffled between campsites, homeless shelters and unsuccessful housing placements for years.

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