“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
With a 50 percent increase in rent in five years, San Luis Obispo County has had the highest rate of rental increases of any county in California. That translates into a substantial increase in the amount of upfront deposit for renters, creating an additional barrier to sustainable housing.
I received this email last week after we posted a public statement to our website. I’m republishing it here, because I think this is an important moment in our country’s history, and issues—no matter how painful they are—need to be discussed in the open.
Oak Grove Center is a nonprofit that operates a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program and nonpublic schools. A number of its students live on-grounds. When schools throughout California were closed, the nonprofit was tasked with keeping the resident students occupied and engaged in all their therapies, as well as distance learning.