After years of indecision prompted by uncovered lead contamination, city leaders have voted to launch the environmental cleanup process on a lower meadow of the Pogonip as early as June 2024.(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
City officials voted unanimously to expand a contract with the nonprofit hired to operate a homeless shelter program in Delaveaga Park. As early as mid-August, the Salvation Army will open a 60-space shelter program inside National Guard Armory.(June 28, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
COVID-related relief runs out
The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.
Two years ago the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) established Project Roomkey in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea behind the program was simple but important: protect people experiencing homelessness from coronavirus. The success of that …
Despite appeals, council rejects proposal to loosen rules.
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.
WATSONVILLE—Since the state opened its Covid-related rental assistance program roughly a year ago, 889 Watsonville residents who have fallen behind on their monthly payments have submitted an application for help. But only around half of those people have received funds, …
The item came to the board a week before the statewide eviction moratorium ends on March 31.
Coral Street properties planned for homeless services.