California voters this spring are considering a $6.4 billion bond that would build thousands of housing units and treatment beds for people with serious mental health conditions. A 2018 ballot measure that made similar promises offers lessons about the obstacles that stand in the way of construction.
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‘Independent’ reporters Nick Welsh and Callie Fausey were among the hundreds of volunteers for the county’s Point-in-Time Count, an annual census of people experiencing homelessness.
Congressmember Salud Carbajal is introducing a bill that would fund a nationwide expansion of the program for those living in their vehicles.
Prop. 1 would funnel more money into housing and treatment for homeless Californians struggling with mental illness and addiction. But it’s far from a one-stop solution.
The project will provide transitional housing for 80 people now dwelling in the homeless encampments scattered in hillsides above the site.
The police chief, religious leaders, and members of the homeless community pay their respects at the courthouse during a prayerful, solemn gathering.
Looking for Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Socks, Sweaters, and More for Santa Barbara County’s Homeless Population
The Public Defender’s Office is holding its annual collection drive through December 13, and donated items will be left out at the courthouse on December 15.