Homelessness

Erika Mahoney

Across the country, Veteran Stand Down events help homeless veterans get medical attention, legal help and new clothes. The Stand Down coming up next weekend in Monterey is still in need of community support.

Erika Mahoney

The future of a city-run homeless camp in Santa Cruz is unclear. The camp was supposed to move to a new location by now. But securing the next site has been challenging.

Erika Mahoney

A new city-run homeless camp in Santa Cruz is reaching homeless people who don’t normally turn up at shelters.  

Krista Almanzan

The number of homeless deaths in Santa Cruz County has reached a new high.  The fifty people who died homeless in 2017 were honored in a memorial service Tuesday.

Erika Mahoney

Today Monterey County will open a parking lot as a safe place for the homeless to car camp overnight. But it may be a while before anyone uses the space.    

Erika Mahoney

A Monterey County road on the outskirts of Marina that has grown into a homeless community is getting new restrictions.

As the weather gets colder, providing shelter for the homeless becomes a bigger priority throughout California.   In Monterey County, the homeless population far outnumbers the amount of available shelter beds; being homeless means you probably don’t know where you are going to sleep tonight.