Homelessness

The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara supports government and community programs to assist the homeless population.
Position History: 

Updated 1986.

  • Support of joint planning and coordination by federal, state, county and city government entities with the private sector, including non-profit and private organizations, the business community and private citizens.
  • Support of government sponsored community-wide task force. The magnitude and diversity of the needs of the homeless require active participation at every level of government with the private sector in Santa Barbara.
  • Support of appropriate solutions with adequate financing, to respond to both short term and long term needs of homeless people. These include the provision of better access to existing social services, emphasis on affordable housing, including subsidized rentals, and establishment of criteria for shelter services to include counseling and referral of those with special needs.
League to which this content belongs: 
Santa Barbara