S.B. Joining National Campaign to Reduce Homelessness

Santa Barbara County will join other jurisdictions nationwide in participating in two programs aimed at significantly reducing homelessness, including among veterans, in the near future. One of the campaigns, Zero: 2016, comes from New York–based nonprofit Community Solutions, whose goal is to end homelessness within the next two years; Community Solutions will assist in the county’s continuing work to count the number of homeless citizens and find housing for them. The county will also partake in a campaign spearheaded nationally by First Lady Michelle Obama and regionally by Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, in which mayors lead movements to get veterans housed. Both programs ​— ​supported by the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H) ​— ​will begin in January, coinciding with the homeless count.

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