According to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Homeless Assessment Report, there were 1,722 homeless people in Fresno and Madera counties during annual January census of homeless people. "We're doing the best we can with the resources we have available," he said. “They’re not always in the same place, but they usually stay in that general vicinity. 2 0 obj “There’s no funding available for that type of thing here anymore,” Howell said. The proposed use is consistent with the Kingsburg General Plan, Land Use Element. Of those, only 539 were sheltered. @�B����MVj�k�Z���yq6�+�e�S�/����h�p�hg���o�8"ws��q endstream endobj startxref Louis Martinez found an abandoned, but mostly burnt, house in which to live on Floral Avenue just west of the city limits in Selma. ȃU>��� You have permission to edit this article. We've been able to provide shelter for those seeking to those locations as well.".

“It’s not because the community isn’t caring. >� -�{ ��U�IBeyh���C. Kingsburg SOI 0 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Miles Kingsburg - General Plan Land Use Designations µ Official City of Kingsburg Land use/General Plan Map R evis d Jun 17, 2 04GPA - Revised October 9, 2013 City Limit Change SUBJECT City Limits Please be aware that the City bills for water utility services approximately 2 months behind usage, so the amounts shown on mailed bills reflect water usage for monthly periods several weeks in the past. Many times, the homeless will be referred to shelters and other services in larger cities such as Fresno or Visalia. “That always starts to pick up in the fall and winter,” he said. “We’re willing to work with them to get some help. He said most are transients, coming from Fresno or other towns up north, stopping in Kingsburg for a short time before leaving again. Henderson, on the other hand, said he isn’t aware of Kingsburg ever having a shelter in town or other facility. However, he said he believes the way the city currently handles the homeless works well. “This is the rough part of the year.”. "KCAPS has been very useful," Dadian said. 203 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<2F8FE81443F001469DDEAAE2FF739C12>]/Index[166 73]/Info 165 0 R/Length 162/Prev 1491911/Root 167 0 R/Size 239/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream “I think our departments are engaged in things,” he said.

Editor's Note: This story is a follow-up of our Tackling Homelessness series that ran in December 2016. Howell said homelessness was at its worst in Selma during the economic recession, when there would be 75 or more homeless people at any given time. �Fa��=M=�ʅ��:H�B1�B3�_�ig��rӞ=?�x*�p���$t�f] ���3�}�r�%l �a�dG�!_��S#E� �;!S>���P��}��ig�\��8��7N���S�}��Ї����y|�L�9 Y\c�ց��w�����䭣7r�$��d ��8�e���x����U����l_�@�{R�I�7�N�'h�q�x�s s��{��G6w�4hc�������jڞ�O:mfs�����ͩ�I�4��-a&��@w���go�K!h���� *>���aۖ:��(v����h��z�ϗ(�ư[b��N�5dº�a�����Y]TR���%�٧���2~� � SO:�.�H{��� nu��.��!Ŏ�`6� 솅�J\��.���W6&�w-����H�F���_,��c&F�N�U"@;�� �3�� q�c�V�-< �P�Z�����n����"���q�����8�[�X���S��=~����@K/ ]3gC ��\�e�C1x��K�hY�ᢥ��3 R[�Y2�@���^2=�a��fA�̩�&�|�F�^ 2.4 Project Setting Incorporated as a General Law City in 1893, Selma’s current population, as of January 1, 2008, according to the Department of Finance (DOF), is 23,286 persons. Everything goes to the county, and they typically use the money on the bigger cities.

While homelessness is on the decline locally and across the country, it still poses a problem for cities, including Selma and Kingsburg. “They have places to stay, but because of relationship issues or something like that, are not welcome there. If they express a desire for assistance, they are referred to the Kingsburg Community Assistance Programs and Services, a nonprofit organization that helps connect the homeless with shelters and other services provided in larger towns. The proposed project includes an update of the City of Huron's General Plan. endobj

Like with Kingsburg, some of them also camp near railroad tracks and Highway 99. Our expanded housing, restoration of our downtown area, and more specifically our designation as a Federal Rural Renewal Community, makes Parlier the perfect place to live, work and play. An encampment off Golden State Boulevard in the north end of Selma is just feet away from the active railroad tracks that run through town. Henderson said there are no current plans for Kingsburg to get a shelter or similar facility in town. The study shows that the local population has markedly decreased from the 2,599 homeless reported in 2014. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>>

The Kingsburg City Council certified both EIRs and a "Statement of Overriding Consideration" was recorded with the Final EIRs. He said the city had some fairly large homeless camps around that time that the city had to disperse. l�7�%� �M,V��,�"y�� ]���մ�ɧ`��-H��n����)�L�!O�g`Zv � ��� "There's a homeless shelter in Fresno and a homeless shelter in Visalia. Howell said that decades ago, Selma used to have some group homes where the homeless could stay, but those are now gone. %PDF-1.5 %���� h�bbd```b``.��`v6�����[@�� �4� ��� ��4Xe�d�}b[I�H&�5�f*X� �+��ܺ R�D ATTACHMENTS: Kingsburg City Manager Alex Henderson said his city doesn’t have a consistent homeless population. 166 0 obj <> endobj We try to pair them with faith-based organizations.". An encampment off Golden State Boulevard in the north end of Selma has been abandoned, but shows the efforts homeless have made to survive underneath oleander shrubs. %%EOF The project will not have an adverse impact on the health, safety or welfare of the community or immediate neighborhood. That's always a problem.". Selma gets up to about 50 homeless people at a given time while Kingsburg has about a dozen, according to city officials.

For now, he’s found an abandoned, but burned, house to live in. Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series about homelessness in Selma and Kingsburg. endobj "Every department that deals with the homeless issue would like to have more resources, but given the resources we have, I think we are doing the best we can.". Louis Martinez, formerly of Santa Maria, wound up staying in Selma years ago. Henderson said that when police officers or other city personnel come across homeless people, rather than arrest them or kick them out, they will often ask them how they are doing and if they need help. "That makes it easier in terms of having resources to turn to.”. Henderson said there are no current plans for Kingsburg to get a shelter or similar facility in town. h�b``�d``������ � € "@16�� V�L6�վ3cL��v�CO�:�-/�M��9)ܫ�j#�����[ZGG���Y40�f�H���Y@3�D�_ie ��� �$�qW/Y�����7�*&q�y���s�3������#���4�H�_���0/c�������jFc�)�Y%�0j3\���hϮ�l���-���A��W ֋Ad x��\YS�H~'��P��U�΍ "�z�93ݱ;1˘]c{@n�����%ɲU������*++��C����?�xtR��0�?�N'E1y����m�]g��x���z��}�L����X�������|���T���S%����o?���������')R/���`O�e��"V���O���}��~����)�[R~�i��)n�߻��s��*�;�&2��~�ɿ&�a�"q�ۙGר��]���VN4�(�� �g"�{�0�8�r��t��E�PwzW��W���m�0�\^}�!��@O�H�@R7�8�� r�yA� �\���č�$���ˏ�i�b{��~�E���v��w{�՝��_AU��X��Wp�'AG>�G�T�]����g���|���$� �H;��#F8.%�d'e[r��7W ��f��w �P��IX ���}�$�~c���|i����څ����Kc+��hH D�8`�!���R��]'��$|M'5{��D��O@�Cs�3����t�I�̦��lj�xHaڛ?��M���z v��&\�n � X����X����^�0���Ɓ��I�;�R>.P��Rv^��dY?�٨2�CE�移���(���6�NG j�-�B�J�N�r1ect;Ӝ�x��5R��t�����q�����n\^�4�P*/�\�̸`�}�^��}�A���s��~H�Êŷc/tM� D�nT��f�sN6}0����@����Z�I�*����᧦��h�P��Dv�F:����.��,+r�9i���v̩�I/w�::