“I just got here a year ago, but I lived here 26 years ago prior. I got married out here, got my kids, and I lived in the Santa Barbara area, and I came back to this area and I didn’t expect this.
This isn’t what my plan was but I’ve been blessed. The only part I have right now is health issues with sleeping in my car. It’s hard because I got leg issues. [But,] I think everyone needs to come together for a solution. There’s a lot of housing going up and there’s a lot of people with mental health [issues] out here that need to be picked up off the streets. They don’t belong here, and elderly people I’ve seen that need some caregiving. They lose everything every day out there in the creeks.”