Santa Barbara – South County
SANTA BARBARA, Calif .– Housing for so many in the Santa Barbara area has become increasingly problematic over the past six to eight months, especially for people who are unemployed and homeless, often through no fault of their own .
UC Santa Barbara faces a housing crisis among students by turning to local motels and hotels that now serve as dormitories. The New Beginnings nonprofit looks to the community to help those in need, trying to help themselves.
‘Housing First’ is the goal of the organization’s Rapid Relocation Program, which helps connect people living in their cars and campervans with participating owners ready to open their homes or apartments. from grandmother to provide housing.
Quick relocation is the cornerstone of this year’s annual fundraising gala on Thursday night, featuring New York Times author, activist and best-selling actress Annabelle Gurwitch. Gurwitch recently became an owner to accommodate a young couple living in their vehicle. She recounted the experience in a book published earlier this year titled “When Are You Going? Adventures in Downward Mobility.”
We’ll learn more about Gurwitch and New Beginnings tonight at 5:00 am and 6:00 am.
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