County residents have until Friday to comment on county's homelessness plan

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(ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The proposed plan for how to help end homelessness in the county is now open for public comment.

A draft of the plan outlines its overall objectives as a "community-wide plan for Alameda County ... to dramatically reduce homelessness by 2026 and reverse racial disparities in homelessness through fully centering equity."

There are 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in the county -- a number that expands up to 15,000, according to the county.

The deadline for public comment extends to Friday, March 4.

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