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Nevada County: Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters for Homeless Residents Will Open Wednesday and Thursday Nights for Predicted LOW SNOW Weather

January 14, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the foothills down to the 2000 foot elevation. Low snow levels and cold temperatures are predicted this Wednesday night through Friday morning. Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada have initiated their Extreme […]

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County of Nevada and Connecting Point Announce Volunteer Hub Partnership to Fight Homelessness

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. December 27, 2019 – Homelessness is a complex issue impacting our community. There is no one way to solve the problem, just as there is no single reason people may become homeless. In the continued effort to keep our community safe and care for the most vulnerable among us, Nevada County has […]

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Poverty Simulation Training Emphasizes Understanding of Community Needs

December 22, 2019 – On December 11th, County leadership staff across all sectors of County government experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation presented by Mike Dent, Director of Child Support, Collections and Housing and Community Services. Meeting Basic Needs in Nevada County Locally, approximately 10,000 Nevada County residents (about 10.3%) […]

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Sierra Roots Hosts a Third Volunteer Training for Cold Weather Shelter on Nov. 21

November 18, 2019 – The partnership between Nevada County, Nevada City and Sierra Roots continues into this winter season in their coordinated efforts to provide Emergency Cold Weather sheltering for homeless members of our community. In preparation for the upcoming season, Sierra Roots is holding a third volunteer training at the Nevada City Veteran Hall […]

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Nevada County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team

June 21, 2019 – On Monday, June 24th, Nevada County, in partnership with Hospitality House, Turning Point Community Programs and AMI Housing is proud to launch the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) team. Comprised of 8 dedicated staff members, each partner agency brings specialized expertise and resources to the table. Residents can contact the […]

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Nevada County Awarded No Place like Home Funding for Brunswick Commons Housing Project

June 21, 2019 – Nevada County received notice on Monday that the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be allocating $1.61 million dollars in No Place Like Home (NPLH) grant funding for the Brunswick Commons housing project. The project will be located at 836 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley and is a […]

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Housing and service needs, wildfire concerns discussed at Brunswick Commons Public Meeting

April 29, 2019 – On Thursday evening the County hosted a public meeting on the Brunswick Commons Affordable Housing Project and Homeless Resource Center. Mike Dent; Nevada County Child Support, Collections, Housing and Community Services Director introduced the project with panelists Nancy Baglietto, Executive Director of Hospitality House; Gustavo Becerra, Executive Director of Regional Housing […]

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Nevada County to Host a Public Meeting on the Brunswick Commons Affordable Housing Project and Homeless Resource Center

April 12, 2019 – The County of Nevada will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, to present conceptual architectural drawings, provide an overview of envisioned program activities, and gather public feedback and suggestions as part […]

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Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents to Open Tuesday and Wednesday

March 1, 2019 – The National Weather Service is predicting about 5 inches of rain in the foothills this next Tuesday and Wednesday (March 5thand 6th). In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots, and the County of Nevada initiated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for […]

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HOME Team Project to Address Chronic Homelessness Approved by State Commission

Sheriff Shannan Moon, Phebe Bell, Gayatri Havighurst, Priya Kannall February 28, 2019 – The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) has approved Nevada County Behavioral Health’s Innovation proposal for the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) Team. The HOME Team Innovation proposal aims to address Nevada County’s chronically homeless population. During the meeting, […]

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Number of individuals identified as being homeless in Nevada County increased from previous years

February 22, 2019 – The number of individuals identified as being homeless in Nevada County increased from previous years, according to survey results from the annual point-in-time count. 404 individuals experiencing homelessness were counted across the county, from Grass Valley to the Town of Truckee. Unlike the 2018 count, this year’s 2019 count was an […]

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Salvation Army Extreme Weather Shelter Open Wednesday and Thursday Nights in Grass Valley

February 19, 2019 – The National Weather Service is predicting cold temperatures in the foothills this week. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, Salvation Army and the County of Nevada have initiated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol to include Wednesday and Thursday nights, February 20th through morning of February 22nd. This is […]

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Shelters in Nevada City and Grass Valley remain open through Monday morning

February 8, 2019 – The National Weather Service is predicting more SNOW and COLD temperatures in the foothills Saturday and Sunday. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots, Salvation Army and the County of Nevada have extended their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol to […]

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Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Nevada County Citizens open through Friday

February 4, 2019 – As predicted, the severe storm this past weekend has brought extremely cold temperatures and additional snow for the rest of this week. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy SNOW and COLD temperatures in the foothills tonight through Friday. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, […]

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Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Nevada County Citizens Saturday night through Tuesday

January 31, 2019 – There is a severe storm predicted for this weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy RAIN and LOW SNOW in the foothills starting Friday through Monday with cold temperatures early next week. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra […]

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Extreme Weather Shelters for Homeless Citizens on Wednesday Night, January 23rd for Point in Time Count

January 23, 2019 – While there is not a severe storm predicted this week, both extreme weather shelters will be opening Wednesday night at 4:30pm as part of the Point-In-Time Count here in Nevada County. Homeless counts are required to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Though HUD only requires […]

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February CalFresh Benefits will be Issued Early due to Federal Government Shutdown

January 21, 2019 – The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced on January 14th that CalFresh nutrition assistance benefits for the month of February will be issued early to most client’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) accounts.  These benefits posted on January 16, 2019. The early issuance of February benefits is necessary to access federal […]

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Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Citizens Planned to Open Friday, Jan. 18th at noon

January 16, 2019 – The National Weather Service is predicting heavy RAINS and winds in the foothills tonight, January 16th, and tomorrow, January 17th. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada have activated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol […]

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Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Families set to open Tuesday, Wednesday in Grass Valley

January 14, 2019 – The National Weather Service is predicting RAINY weather here in the foothills this week with up to 7 inches of rain and winds predicted. In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the Salvation Army and the County of Nevada have activated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol […]

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