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Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez on Homeless Program

Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez on Homeless Program

      By George Miller Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez recently talked to us about the city’s homeless program effort. Topics Covered were: 1. Status of new shelter/navigation center, Armory move-out 2 Alternative shelter possibilities 3. In context of overall homeless strategy   Oxnard, like many other cities, has struggled with a growing homeless […]

Oxnard Council Reviews Initial “Model” to Address Homelessness

Oxnard Council Reviews Initial “Model” to Address Homelessness

By George Miller At the April 16,.2019 Oxnard City Council meeting, the main act was City Manager Nguyen’s recommended “Housing First” concept  for dealing with the homeless crisis. This very ambitious approach would focus on getting people into stable, permanent living accommodations first, then providing services to support and move them along toward self-sustenance, where […]