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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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IMACA Held Virtual Community Meeting on Overnight Homeless Parking Proposal

IMACA and the Consortium of Care have been working on a safe place for the homeless to park their cars overnight at a location with access to restroom facilities. What sounds like a no-brainer hasn’t been. Working through issues from the community has been an on-going process and the topic at a virtual meeting last […]

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Homeless living in cars provided safe parking at old Kmart parking lot

Driving down Main Street in Bishop, you might have noticed some activity taking place in the parking lot in front of the old Kmart building. What you are witnessing is Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA), with a supporting role played by Inyo County Health and Human Services, providing a suitable place to implement […]

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INYO COUNTY FUNDS IMACA TO TARGET HOMELESS MENTAL HEALTH AND HOUSING

The State of California is giving $100,000 to Inyo County  to combat homelessness crisis under Senate Bill 840 (SB 840) to increase local mental health services. The Board of Supervisors in turn are sending $70,000 of that money to Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, local known as (IMACA) under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). […]

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EASTERN SIERRA CONTINUUM OF CARE TO OPERATE SAFE PARKING LOT ADDRESSING NEEDS OF PERSONS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND LIVING OUT OF VEHICLES

####Please note this is not happening yet, it is proposed for two months from now with community meetings conducted before hand . Please voice your thoughts at those meetings.######## ***A topic of concern has been homeless parking in our communities. Deb Murphy spoke to Larry Emerson who shared this release related to parking around the […]

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SILVER PEAKS HOUSING PROJECT UPDATE

  The Silver Peaks affordable-housing project is nearing the end of the first step. That’s a more electrifying lead than it sounds. It’s taken ten years to get to this point. The project, located at McIver and Spruce, will provide 70 units of affordable housing, divided into one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The late Bishop […]

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IMACA Board of Directors announce Robert (Bob) Hughes appointed as IMACA’s new Executive Director

The IMACA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Hughes has been appointed as IMACA’s new Executive Director beginning December 2, 2019. He will succeed Charles Broten, who is retiring after 5 ½ years with the Agency. Mr. Hughes has professional experience in banking and was the President/CEO of the Thrift/Pan America […]

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