During the winter in Santa Cruz thousands of people go unsheltered even when temperatures drop below freezing. This is a denial of the basic human right to be sheltered from the elements. We have the facilities to provide emergency shelter when needed, but aren't doing so. We demand that vacant properties like the new basketball arena, the Rittenhouse Building and the Civic Auditorium be used as emergency shelters to house the homeless during weather and other emergencies.
This petition closed about 2 years ago
It will show the City Council that there is public support for using vacant buildings to house the homeless during weather emergencies