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PRESS CONTACT: Katrina Sill/Juliana Minsky   805/687-3322

Presentation to community leaders, Feb. 3rd

January 31, 2011, Santa Barbara, CAOn Thursday, Feb. 3, leaders from local government, non-profit, business and faith communities will attend a briefing about Common Ground Santa Barbara, a new county-wide collaboration striving to end homelessness. Congresswoman Lois Capps, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and representatives from Common Ground Santa Barbara will introduce and present information about the 100,000 Homes initiative, upcoming Registry Week and participation opportunities on February 3 at 3:00 pm at the Faulkner Gallery at Santa Barbara Public Library.


WHO: Congresswoman Lois Capps; Santa Barbara City Mayor Helene Schneider, David Matson, Director, Santa Barbara County Department of Housing and Community Development; Rob Fredericks, Co-Leader, Common Ground Santa Barbara & Deputy Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara; Attendees representing government, business community, faith groups, law enforcement, and local housing, homeless, supportive services and outreach nonprofits.

WHAT: An introduction to Common Ground Santa Barbara and the 100,000 Homes initiative, including:

  • Near- and long-term goals
  • 100,000 Homes Initiative
  • Registry Week and the Vulnerability Index
  • Announcement of call for 500 volunteers
  • Community participation opportunities

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3:00 pm

Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street

MEDIA CONTACT: Katrina Sill/Juliana Minsky 805-687-3322; on-site 805-689-6618

This special briefing will introduce 100,000 Homes, a national campaign that has shown significant results in New York and Los Angeles and has attracted national recognition. We will discuss how this strategy, in coordination with Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care’s Point-in-Time count, will be applied to Santa Barbara County in 2011. Adopting this approach, Common Ground Santa Barbara is being forged as a collaboration of civic interests, stakeholders, and community leaders.

Common Ground Santa Barbara

Common Ground Santa Barbara is a collaborative effort of community members from the non-profit, governmental, business and faith communities of Santa Barbara County striving to end homelessness in our communities. For more information visit,

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