Monterey County Local News: Homelessness


All Local Homelessness News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/08/2024
When Gov. Gavin Newsom launched his landmark effort to shelter homeless residents in hotels during COVID, the state and local governments were relying on FEMA to foot much of the bill.

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02/06/2024
California voters this spring are considering a $6.4 billion bond to house people with serious mental health conditions. A similar 2018 ballot measure offers lessons about the obstacles that stand in the way of construction.

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01/17/2024
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Ronald Britt, pastor of Seaside’s Greater Victory Temple, speaks to God often, and trusts that no matter what happens, it’s all part of God’s plan.

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01/17/2024
Dorothy’s Place, a nonprofit that provides essential services and transitional support to people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty, unveils a new sustainability plan.

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01/17/2024
Prop. 1 would funnel more money into housing and treatment for homeless Californians struggling with mental illness and addiction. But it’s far from a one-stop solution.

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01/16/2024
A multi-year, $750 million California program aimed at doing away with homeless encampments has had mixed results. Local leaders say ongoing funding is needed.

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01/12/2024
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case related to whether cities and towns can ban camping on public property. The high court could overturn Martin v. Boise, a 2018 federal court decision that keeps western cities and counties from blocking public camping when sufficient shelter space is unavailable.

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01/10/2024
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The state of California and five cities are working to save hundreds of Homekey apartments from foreclosure, due to a developer alleged to have taken on improper third-party loans on seven properties.

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12/25/2023
María Vela’s family has lived in East L.A. nearly 30 years, but new owners of her duplex asked her family to vacate by Christmas. Most evictions are due to nonpayment of rent, but owner move-ins also cause family displacement.

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12/19/2023
Federal funding for domestic violence shelters and housing programs is declining. Advocates want the state to step in, but with a record projected deficit new spending is unlikely.

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12/15/2023
All but two California counties are delaying their implementation of a new law that makes it easier for a court to place someone in involuntary confinement if they can’t care for their own medical needs or personal safety.

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12/14/2023
Federal judge David O. Carter has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that could force the Veterans Administration to house veterans experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Carter’s 41-page ruling could pave the way for a trial in mid-2024.

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12/06/2023
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Every month, Salinas police and fire departments respond to about 1,200 calls to aid unhoused individuals. The Salinas City Council voted 6-0 to approve a mobile crisis services pilot program to provide services like risk assessments and follow up afterward.

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12/03/2023
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.

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11/16/2023
In the wake of approximately 24 families facing evictions from a Pajaro apartment complex as the property's owners prepare to work through violations cited by Monterey County, Watsonville-based nonprofit Community Bridges has intervened to assist those families.

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11/09/2023
Berkeley public works staff and police officers began closing the longstanding encampment along Seventh and Eighth streets in an “imminent health hazard and emergency abatement,” which was ordered to tackle safety concerns.

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11/05/2023
California’s population of homeless veterans has plateaued despite billions of dollars in state spending to create housing for former service members. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to shift resources to focus on veterans with serious mental health conditions.

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11/02/2023
Elected officials, funders and members of the veterans community will come together to raise the first wall in the project that will provide homeless veterans a place to live in perpetuity with no transitional requirements.

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11/01/2023
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Just a week before the first guests step over the threshold, crews are busy putting the finishing touches on the Shuman HeartHouse.

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10/26/2023
Shuman HeartHouse, a new shelter for homeless women and families with children, will be opening in early November. The shelter will accommodate up to 35 people—and there are already more than 200 individuals on the waiting list.
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