“Now’s the time. Let’s take advantage of the fact that there is a great need. And let’s come together as a community and say yes to new development and housing.”
A report by the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury details the need for affordable housing in Santa Barbara in order to address homelessness and the job and housing imbalance. Chuck Flacks, the program director at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), works to build affordable housing and provide supportive services for homeless individuals and families in the city.
KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke with Flacks about the Grand Jury report and why the city of Santa Barbara has been reluctant to build more affordable housing.
Reported by Aubrey Valerio for KCSB News.