October 22, 2021

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Barstow coalition drafts approach to deal with homelessness

Everybody in Barstow would seem to concur: Homelessness is growing in the town. A new committee has drafted a three-phase plan it hopes will start out to address the difficulty. But facts these kinds of as funding even now want to be worked out.

San Bernardino County counted a full of 108 homeless persons in Barstow as of April 2020, reporting that 78 had been unsheltered and 30 were being in a transitional housing or shelter software these types of as regionally run New Hope Village.

That was a 74% raise from the rely of homeless people today in Barstow a calendar year prior, when the county reported 59 of these individuals have been unsheltered and only three were being in a shelter or transitional housing. (The county didn’t carry out its once-a-year “point-in-time count” this calendar year thanks to coronavirus).