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CSA Mountain View-Los Altos gets new Google grant to help local homeless

Google's nonprofit arm announced it will give $150,000 to the Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos to help provide services for the local homeless population.

With the funding, CSA officials say they intend to develop a new case management system to better coordinate aid for about 200 clients. This new system should improve their ability to connect individuals and families with financial aid, housing, employment or education opportunities.

On average, CSA assists more than 700 unsheltered clients by providing food, clothing or other assistance. About half of those individuals sign up for case management.

Over the last year, CSA reported an 18% increase in the demand for homeless services. This follows new data showing homelessness jumped 31% across Santa Clara County since 2017. More than 600 unsheltered individuals were counted in Mountain View, a 46% increase from just two years earlier.

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CSA Mountain View-Los Altos gets new Google grant to help local homeless

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Tue, Oct 1, 2019, 8:57 am

Google's nonprofit arm announced it will give $150,000 to the Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos to help provide services for the local homeless population.

With the funding, CSA officials say they intend to develop a new case management system to better coordinate aid for about 200 clients. This new system should improve their ability to connect individuals and families with financial aid, housing, employment or education opportunities.

On average, CSA assists more than 700 unsheltered clients by providing food, clothing or other assistance. About half of those individuals sign up for case management.

Over the last year, CSA reported an 18% increase in the demand for homeless services. This follows new data showing homelessness jumped 31% across Santa Clara County since 2017. More than 600 unsheltered individuals were counted in Mountain View, a 46% increase from just two years earlier.

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Dan Waylonis
Registered user
Jackson Park
on Oct 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm
Dan Waylonis, Jackson Park
Registered user
on Oct 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm
11 people like this

Unfortunately, if you support or subsidize something, you will get more of it

It's difficult to believe that there has been such a substantial increase in the homeless population of Mountain View if the increases come from Mountain View residents. My suspicion is that the generosity of Mountain View (and surrounding Bay Area cities) is being taken advantage of by people coming to the area.


compassion/peace & love
Cuesta Park
on Oct 2, 2019 at 12:59 pm
compassion/peace & love, Cuesta Park
on Oct 2, 2019 at 12:59 pm
5 people like this

Let me see, the number of people is much much more than 150 ... so the math seems to show that this is an awfully lot less than $1,000 per person.


Randy Guelph
Cuernavaca
on Oct 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm
Randy Guelph, Cuernavaca
on Oct 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm
6 people like this

Dan Waylonis exemplifies that typical Libertarian "logic," or lack thereof. To him, the problem with homelessness is that we've made it far too easy to be homeless, which is so far detached from reality as to be laughable.


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