Santa Cruz County Local News: Homelessness


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

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12/05/2023
County leaders will seek state backing to install ‚Äúno parking‚ÄĚ signs for more than a mile outside Santa Cruz city limits along Highway 9. The move targets a stretch of state highway where vehicle pullouts serve as access points to wooded areas.

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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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11/30/2023
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In the middle of the holiday season, 14 families in Pajaro must find somewhere new to live in one of the country’s most expensive rental markets.

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11/30/2023
Image for display with article titled Homeless Garden Project Aims to Expand Shaffer Road Farm

The Homeless Garden Project’s plans to relocate to Pogonip have fizzled, and leaders signed an agreement to stay at their farm on Shaffer Road and potentially build an office, barn, greenhouse, kitchen and housing.

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11/17/2023
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Jamie has lived in Santa Cruz County since childhood. She now lives with her two cats in one of the dozens of RVs parked on Delaware Avenue and surrounding streets on the Lower Westside.

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11/16/2023
Image for display with article titled Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz Feeds Local Needs

California’s first food bank has helped residents of Santa Cruz County for more than 50 years.

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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 ‚Äúimminent health hazard and emergency abatement,‚ÄĚ 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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11/01/2023
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At the bottom of the staircase on Laurel Street near the San Lorenzo River, three small trailers sit. Built by Simply Shelter, they are a refuge for unhoused individuals.

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10/18/2023
Tiny homes are increasingly California cities‚Äô shelter option of choice ‚ÄĒ but how far they go in solving homelessness is a contentious question.

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10/13/2023
Image for display with article titled Shuman Hearthouse Shelter in Monterey Opens Doors

On Talk of the Bay, Megan Whilden of Community Human Services speaks the opening of 35 new shelter beds for women and their children.

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08/31/2023
Image for display with article titled Riverside Encampments a Concern as Winter Approaches

Unsanctioned campers along Corralitos Creek could see a repeat of an El Ni√Īo weather pattern that could bring heavy rains and flooding.

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08/16/2023
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants counties to spend some revenue from California‚Äôs so-called ‚Äúmillionaire‚Äôs tax‚ÄĚ on the state‚Äôs homeless crisis. That alarms advocates for programs that are getting that money today.

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08/11/2023
Local housing leaders say they are pleased to see Santa Cruz County’s homelessness levels falling, but highlighted deep-rooted issues including food security, not enough shelters, and low wages.

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08/08/2023
Many local governments see voter majorities approve bond measures without reaching the two-thirds required. A new effort to reform that system would drastically improve the ability of local governments to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

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07/26/2023
Despite efforts by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass to shelter more than 14,000 people this year, the city's homeless population keeps growing. That does not necessarily mean her signature program is failing. The larger question: How does California measure success?

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07/20/2023
The lack of enough places for everyone to live has sent coastal rent prices inland, removing large swaths of previously cheaper rental units.