As City Competes For Money To Help Homeless, Leaders Seek Ideas On How To Spend It
The ideas pitched to the Turlock City Council included providing the homeless with bathrooms, housing them in what are called tiny homes, an apprenticeship program to teach them job skills, and more.
Bathrooms, Services, Shelters: Turlock Considers How It Can Help Its Homeless
The Turlock City Council has declared a shelter crisis, which means the city can compete for some of the $7.2 million in one-time state money to deal with homelessness in the area. ... The city’s homeless population is estimated at 250, while there are about 100 emergency shelter beds in Turlock. (Valine, 12/13)
In other news —
An Emergency Homeless Shelter Is Officially Coming To Venice
The Los Angeles City Council greenlit the plan this week for a 154-bed bridge housing center, which will be built at a former Metro bus yard on Sunset Avenue between Main Street and Pacific Avenue. Because the construction site is in a coastal zone, the California Coastal Commission also had to sign off, which they did with a unanimous vote on Wednesday. (Fonseca, 12/13)