A look at the recent history of the homeless in Turlock:
2002 — City dismantles an encampment near the Golden State Boulevard Overcrossing.
2003 — Cold-weather shelter opens at the Zion Worship Center
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2005 — City-owned B Street emergency shelter opens
February 2006 — City proposes a $2.9 million permanent shelter
May-June 2006 — City stops shelter plan and commissions a study from the Center for Public Policy Studies at California State University, Stanislaus
August 2007 — CPPS report presented to the public
April 2008 — B Street shelter closed
May 2008 — City forms ad hoc committee to find a shelter site
August 2008 — South Walnut Road site denied
September 2008 — City Council votes to sell B Street site
October 2008 — Turlock Homeless Action Committee meets
Winter 2008 — We Care and the Turlock Gospel Mission open cold-weather shelters
Source: Turlock Homeless