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Inyo Supervisors to Discuss Safe Parking for Homeless on Tuesday at 11 am.

According to INYO350, the local community activist group, at this Tuesday’s June 8 meeting of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, Marilyn Mann, Inyo County’s Director of Health and Human Services, will be making a presentation at 11:00AM about homelessness in Inyo County. They ask that you please attend the online meeting, and if possible, […]

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Revised IMACA Safe Parking Project Has Strong Support But Objections Override Compassion: Nimbyism carries the day

Pre-COVID, IMACA’s Housing and Planning Director Larry Emerson had plans for a safe parking project for the homeless living out of their vehicles at the Nazarene Church on West Line Street in Bishop. The plans were turned down yesterday, February 16, by the Inyo Board of Supervisors. The major issue was the fact the Church […]

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Safe Parking Program for homeless at Church of Nazarene slated for discussion at Inyo Supervisors Meeting

Tomorrow, February 16, at 11 a.m., the Inyo County Board of Supervisors will hear an appeal regarding a conditional use permit (CUP) that would allow Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action to operate a Safe Parking Program at the Church of the Nazarene with calls for up to 15 vehicles to be allowed to park […]

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Inyo County gets into the homeless, housing issues

By Deb Murphy There are 141 homeless people in Inyo County. That was the number counted during the Point in Time survey in late January. The count, which determines funding for services for the homeless, is done annually by Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action with the county’s Health and Human Services staff. The number […]

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Homeless by choice?

Third in a series By Deb Murphy “I never thought of myself as homeless until somebody told me,” said Steve Seats, recuperating at his Horton Creek camp site from a nasty rock climbing accident illustrated by x-rays of multiple foot fractures. Seats made a decision that a lot of us have toyed with: do we […]

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A look at being ‘Homeless in Inyo County’

By Deb Murphy A vehicle fire in the foothills recently took a good friend’s home. Yes, he lived in his compact motor home, so he was homeless by the conventional definition. A Vietnam vet, he is part of a small community within a community. He shared great stories, followed local news and gave pep talks […]

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Cold weather shelter needed

Next time you settle into a warm, cozy bed and heated house at night, think about the people who live in tents by the Bishop canal. As one story goes, one of the homeless made it through a below freezing night in three sleeping bags. One local organization that helps and wants to do more […]

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