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County Housing Resource Manager Settles In

Nevada County’s new Housing Resource Manager has been at work for about a month now, with his mission to get more homes built in Nevada County, and to get the community together to try to solve the homeless issue. Brendan Phillips is the one who has gotten the job, returning to Nevada County after getting a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Portland State University. Phillips says there is no simple solution to homelessness, but the Board of Supervisors has given him a starting point…

Listen to Brendan Phillips 1

Phillips says the latest count, which was done in January, showed 379 homeless people in Nevada County, and there are probably many more than that. He also says 60 percent of those counted say they have been in the county five years or longer…

Listen to Brendan Phillips 2

Phillips, who is the son of the late folk singer and homeless advocate Utah Phillips, began his new position on July 31. The job was created, in part, in response to a recommendation by the Nevada County Grand Jury.

 

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