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San Jose Wins $20 Million to Turn Downtown Motel into Homeless Housing

And Santa Cruz County gets money to turn offices into housing, as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom's last 2022 round of Homekey funding.

(Dec. 1, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
San Jose to Clear Out Columbus Park Homeless Encampment

Federal Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley allows clearing out of Columbus Park homeless encampment, located under the flight path of Mineta San Jose International Airport. San Jose vows to transition the homeless into permanent shelters.

(Nov. 29, 2022) → Read the full The Mercury News report

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Image caption: Dogs and cats will no longer be subject to cruel toxicity testing in California, under a new law.
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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Camping ban near Gilroy schools may move forward

Crews recently cleared a homeless encampment underneath a bridge on IOOF Avenue that crosses Miller Slough, where parents of students from the adjacent schools have frequently expressed their concerns over safety for their children. But with limited shelters already at …

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County Pledges ‘Housing First’ Mindset

Santa Clara County is the 100th community to join the federal initiative “House America,” which pairs local governments with federal funding to address homelessness with a “housing first” mentality.  Since its launch in September 2021, local jurisdictions across the country …

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Lack of shelter space limits options

The Gilroy Police Department got the OK from the city council on July 5 to enforce no-camping ordinances on public property, but it comes with a number of caveats that may render the decision moot. Those experiencing homelessness, however, say …

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.

Image caption: An affordable housing complex being built in Santa Cruz County.
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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Students at Charter School Serve Their Unhoused Neighbors

As homeless numbers continue to rise in Santa Clara County, 7th grade students at Charter School of Morgan Hill used project-based learning to help their community better understand this crisis. They created Project MERCY to assist unhoused neighbors, and help …

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San José Pledges $205M for New Affordable Housing

Mayor Sam Liccardo’s stated goal is to have 1,000 units of interim housing planned, under construction, or completed by the end of 2022.

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New Count of Unsheltered Californians Not as Bad as Expected

The first count in three years showed that the overall number of homeless individuals had increased by 3% in Santa Clara County and by 11% in the city limits of San José.

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San José to Receive $25.2 Million Homekey Grant

The funds will be used to convert the 90-unit Arena Hotel, 817 The Alameda, to interim and future permanent housing for homeless individuals and couples.

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