Homeless Coalition of ’80s Reforming

The Reborn Coalition Will Advise Elected Officials

Activists around the south county are teaming together to restart the Homeless Coalition that began in the mid 1980s but lost momentum in the early ’90s.

Even though the coalition is in its early stages, attorney and homeless activist Emily Allen is making plans for its future, including a screening of two documentaries at the Santa Barbara Public Library.

“One thing that everybody envisions is the need for community action groups, basically, more grassroots-level of organizations,” she said. “We see [the coalition as] being made [up] of people who are homeless, people who have been homeless, [and] people who care about homeless issues.”

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