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Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

By Douglas Partello Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans. The proposed Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ is planned for the old Code Building, on the corner of 2nd St. & B St. across from the Library. The Planning Commission, at the 12/17/20 meeting, approved the special permits (SUP) exemptions necessary for parking. The City is […]

Oxnard Homeless Programs Status- Ormond Beach Again Overrun; Commission Advocates $34 million “Navigation Center”/Homeless Shelter and More

Oxnard Homeless Programs Status- Ormond Beach Again Overrun; Commission Advocates $34 million “Navigation Center”/Homeless Shelter and More

By Lang Martinez & George Miller Ormond Beach/Halaco again being overrun by squatters Homeless Commission votes to approve $34 million “navigation center” to shelter, service, up to 110 homeless Community Action center still closed- solution sought Most “at -risk” county homeless still housed in hotels Oxnard and many other jurisdictions have long struggled with seemingly […]

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 Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

By George Miller The first Oxnard City Council meeting of the year on January 7 had a fairly light, non-controversial agenda. The opioid crisis and homeless shelter were the two most notable items discussed. Off-agenda, City Mgr. Nguyen announced in the City Manager’s oral report the abandonment of the proposed homeless shelter/”Navigation Center,” as these […]