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“Help is out there,” states Community Human Services, whose mission is to stop addiction, mental illness and homelessness from destroying lives of middle- and low-income individuals and families in Monterey County.

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Community Action Board Launches Fundraiser


For more than 55 years, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County has launched programs to help people experiencing poverty across Santa Cruz County and the Pájaro Valley, including homelessness prevention, employment and mentoring services for youth and adults, immigration legal services, and crisis response.

Gov. Newsom Holds State Homelessness Funding Hostage


Gov. Gavin Newsom is not pleased with local leaders' plans to reduce homelessness, and will hold back state funding until they take more aggressive action: “Everyone has to do better.”

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A local shelter’s very presence makes it one-of-a-kind

Kyarra Harris here, reminding you that tomorrow, Feb. 28, is the second-anniversary celebration of Casa de Noche Buena serving unsheltered women and families. To celebrate, there will be a virtual tour of the facility and a personal story from a…

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Explaining California in 2022: Our 10 Best Explainers of the Year

2022 was a year that needed a lot of explaining. And California Local was there. Here are our 10 most important explanatory journalism stories from the year gone by, from immigration to cryptocurrency to wealth inequality and more.

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Monterey County will get its $3.38 million in homeless funds after county leaders meet with Gov. Newsom.

Monterey County will get $3.38 million in funds for homeless programs and will not have to reapply for another round of Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Funds, thanks to being one of the counties with the best records for tackling…

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Monterey County responds to state rejection of Homeless Action Plan

MONTEREY COUNTY — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Nov. 3 that he has rejected all the submitted Homeless Action Plans received by counties, continuums of care and large cities, including Monterey County, and is holding the third round of Homelessness Housing …

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California’s New Slate of Animal Welfare Laws

New laws banning toxicity testing on dogs and cats, and making rental housing more pet friendly are among a slate of new animal welfare legislation signed by Gov. Newsom in September.

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Community Human Services turns to fundraising for new Monterey homeless shelter.

With over 200 people on the waitlist for Casa de Noche Buena, a homeless shelter for women and families in Seaside operated by Community Human Services and Gathering for Women, a new $6.2 million, 35-bed shelter planned for Monterey can’t…

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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 …

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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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