Three Santa Cruz Hotels Contracted for Houseless Isolation
On April 3, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Project Roomkey, a statewide initiative aimed at securing up to 15,000 hotel rooms for houseless individuals. The state acquired 12,603 rooms and 1,200 trailers as of April 29. “This is something that’s going on all over the place,...
County Unemployment Rate at Six-Year Low
Unemployment in Santa Cruz County dropped to 6.2 percent in September, the lowest rate since June 2008. California’s overall unemployment rate hit 7.3 percent, another low point since the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Seeking to End Chronic Houselessness
Over 300 houseless people and 200 volunteers filled the Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building last Wednesday for Project Homeless Connect (PHC). The annual one-day event brings a variety of services for houseless people into a single space.