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Pacific Grove Preemptively Blocks Project Homekey Housing

Hopes for bringing Project Homekey to Pacific Grove ended when the Pacific Grove City Council voted 5-1, with one council member absent, against pursuing a new application.

(Aug. 5, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Marv’s Barbecue Shifts Gears, Feeds the Hungry

Restaurateur Marvin Green learned that a quarter of adults in Monterey County don’t have access to steady nutrition. That made him wonder: How might he find partners to help underwrite feeding the underfed?

(July 26, 2022) → Read the full Edible Monterey Bay report

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United Way Monterey County’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ helps local students in need

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County hosted its 12th Annual Stuff the Bus in July, during which volunteers assembled more than 3,100 backpacks that will be delivered to children experiencing homelessness in Monterey County. In partnership with Monterey County …


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Homeless Coalition names new executive director

The Board of the Coalition of Homeless Service Providers for Monterey and San Benito Counties (CHSP) announced that Genevieve Lucas-Conwell is the new incoming Executive Director of the Coalition. Joining CHSP from the Bay Area, Lucas-Conwell has served alongside the …


Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.


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A Real Solution to the Housing Crisis

Gov. Newsom and the state legislature should consider allocating $40 billion of the state's $97 billion surplus to subsidize the building of low-income housing.


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California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.


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King City’s homeless housing, services approved

KING CITY — City of King’s Homekey Project application has been awarded $12.4 million to provide housing and support services to those facing or at risk of homelessness in the community. The grant, announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March …


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King City joins larger cities tackling homelessness through Homekey program.

There’s been a longstanding problem in King City of unhoused people living along the banks of the Salinas River, as well as residents who live precariously on the edge of homelessness. Which is why Mayor Mike LeBarre is excited about…


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Salinas will get $4 million to rehouse individuals living in encampments.

On Feb. 24, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the investment of $50 million in grants to reduce homeless encampments in local communities and rehouse 1,401 people. The city of Salinas is one of 19 cities and counties across California that will…


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An effort to bring housing for low-income people to Pacific Grove fails, despite need.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 27, Pacific Grove Housing Manager Anastacia Wyatt went out with a P.G. police officer in search of people without a home for the federally mandated biennial Point-in-Time Count of homeless individuals. The officer…


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