More social services. Maybe spend a little more money on the problem, broaden the horizon of what we do a little bit—more counseling, more lifestyle change solution available as well as more shorter term solutions. Make more space and more food available.
Santa Cruz | UCSC Grad Student
More affordable housing in Santa Cruz, addressing the fact that housing is very expensive for everyone, even for people with jobs. Work on preventative drug use, because a lot of homeless people in Santa Cruz feel like that is the main issue facing them.
Santa Cruz | Shoe Sales
Create a list, register the homeless that are here now. Don’t let the population grow. [Provide] assistance only to those who are registered.
Shana Cameron Saleri
Santa Cruz | Healthcare
We should be taking it item by item. There are several different categories—drug and alcohol issues, PTSD (a lot of veteran issues), there are runaways, foster care issues with youth, and there are mental health issues. So each one of these things needs to be addressed because generally those are the issues that will land people on the street.
Watsonville | Owner Operator Coffee Cart