MOVE-IN DAY FOR THE DIGNITYMOVES PROJECT
On Wednesday, June 15, 34 individuals experiencing homelessness in downtown Santa Barbara moved into the Chamber endorsed tiny-home village on the 1000 block of Santa Barbara Street. DignityMoves and the County of Santa Barbara have partnered to bring a new interim housing community to downtown Santa Barbara. This interim supportive housing will act as a stop-over between tents and permanent housing – where clients can be safe and receive the critical support services necessary to rebuild their lives and exit homelessness. Contrary to traditional congregate shelters, residents will have the safety and dignity of a private space to call home while they work towards a more permanent exit from homelessness. Good Samaritan will provide robust support services both for the residents as well as for others experiencing homelessness in the community on a walk-in basis. The Chamber is excited to see this project come to fruition, as an effective solution to addressing homelessness in our community.