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Santa Clara County scores millions in HUD funding

Original post made on Apr 19, 2023

Millions of federal dollars are funneling into Santa Clara County to help shelter and support those experiencing homelessness.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 9:16 AM

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Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2023 at 9:14 pm

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“Santa Clara County has roughly 10,028 homeless people — the region's highest number since 2007.” Roughly is a data point? In a county who has developed a massive AI system to track we end up w a “rough” number of homeless while the count recieves $486 million dollars of exact number in dollars. Seems a cavern between rough and exact. How about “wrap around services”? There does not appear to be enough trained staff equipped or certified to apply as paid to wrap our arms lovingly, compassionately around the crisis and yes, emergency. Nor is there the aptitude to get it right with quality, long term solutions. Apps, links, drop down menus nor 211 referral centers are NOT the solutions. All roads leads to Life Moves . This is where the buck stops and humans remain a sunder, flailing, un safe, un healthy unhoused. WHO is going to distribute the million on millions of dollars to security, freedom to evolve, thrive, strengthen grow. Unreal disbelief. Money squandered while human life suffers a sunder. If you give an Ape an App he/she will choose the green vegetation to survive. It may be time for refuge camps in California where Doctors Without Borders is present in action. Preferably near freeways, waterways and town centers.

Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2023 at 9:21 pm

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Again Redwood City gets it and gets it right. The first in the Nation in wrap around services to provide dental services for its emergency housing pods. Yes. This was a serious reality in 1980’s 90’s Russia. Bad teeth equals no or little job opportunities.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 20, 2023 at 1:15 pm

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More perks and freebies, if you invite them they will come.

Posted by Carol
a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2023 at 1:54 pm

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In my era you moved to where you could afford to live. I would have greatly preferred to reside in Orange County, Southern California where I mostly grew up. I had to move yearly there, to keep a roof over my head. Given my experience of having to move to Northern California to decrease expenses (no small thanks to the Irvine Company) during that period of time, it is hard for me to understand why so many chose to remain in such onestop bankruptcy circumstances here.

Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 22, 2023 at 12:44 am

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Perhaps @Carol your children’s last remaining grandparent is here. Because of legacy and lives we are bound to serve those who have come before us. And we were born here to take care of the family who have been here for us and now we are here for them. Apparently, from the likes of your post, you may have no family near or there are there are other circumstances that have forced you to remain. Orange County? My dad was w
Jailed there for walking his friends infant, on a city street without a stroller, at 69 years of age. That is Orange County for you. Two weeks in jail before released without cause. Oh yeah you cant’r have a garage door open there either. Neighbors will call you in for a citation violation.

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Apr 22, 2023 at 12:59 pm

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People usually live where they are born, and then move (if at all) due to changed circumstance. Lots of homeless folks stay where they were when they lost their housing or where their finances took a nosedive. Anyone who thinks 10,000 people moved here for the social services, thats just ignorance. Clearly we dont OFFER services to homeless people. In South Lake Tahoe, they used to give homeless people one way bus tickets to Sacramento. Thats shameful behavior that negates the theory that we are superior to animals. We are callous, uncaring and just plain dumb if we actually believe people come here deliberately to live on PA streets especially when what we do to homeless people on our turf is turn our backs. But by all means, keep giving agencies millions to spend on administering the funds to the payroll.

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