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The City of Salinas and County of Monterey (County) have been  collaborating on the proposed  developments of a Year Round Homeless Shelter (Shelter) located at 855 E. Laurel Drive and Permanent Housing (Housing) located at 1220 Natividad Road given new state funding through the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP). Since this is a joint effort, it was recommended the City and County enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which establishes the roles and responsibilities for the developments and operation of a Shelter and Housing. The County Board of Supervisors, approved the MOU on September 25, 2018 and was approved by City Council on October 9, 2018.

The City and County are working together to develop a community engagement plan to gather input for the shelter operations. The City and County are committed to working with the community during the planning process of the proposed Shelter and Housing developments. Together, both entities will address community concerns and immediate needs for homeless services in the City.

For additional information, refer to the Community Outreach drop-down below.

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