2011 CAB Survey Results

COMMUNITY ACTION BOARD SURVEY – Helping People….Changing Lives…

HOLLISTER, CA – San Benito County ranks last in the State’s 58 counties for receiving the least amount of federal funds with an average of a $4,238 per capita while the state’s average is more than double what San Benito County receives. With one of the worse unemployment rates in the state and the fifth most stressful county in the nation, we are in dire need of additional resources to assist our low-income community!!!

Community members have an opportunity to provide input by completing the Community Action Board Survey at: wwwPlease complete the 2 minute survey by following the link below.



The Community Action Board (CAB) of San Benito County is in the process of identifying its funding priorities for the upcoming year. In order to set these priorities, it is important to understand what the needs of our community are. We need to hear from our residents what they feel are their needs within the district they reside as each district has varying needs. We ask that community members complete a short 3 minute survey to assist the board with their funding priorities for next year. Community members will identify the level of importance to 16 categories ranging from Gang Issues, Food Assistance, Securing Employment, Senior Services, Youth Activities, General Education, Business Issues/Local Economy, Drug & Substance Abuse Prevention, Medial Assistance and Health Education, Roads/Transportation, Homeless Issues/Transitional Housing, Housing Foreclosure Prevention Assistance, Fair Housing Counseling Services, Tenant/Landlord Housing Counseling Services, First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance and Migrant Center Projects.

The Community Action Board (CAB) of San Benito has been instrumental over the years with the receipt of State and Federal Funding benefitting our local non-profits and our low-income residents. For over 20 years, staff and the Board were successful in securing State Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) of over $5,000,000 to support our local non-profits including the YMCA, Homeless Coalition, Emmaus House, San Benito County Food Bank, Friends of the Library and others. CDBG funds are instrumental to provide low-income residents with 1st Months Rental & Stop Eviction Assistance, Temporary Winter Shelter, Homeless Winter Shelter, food assistance, shelter for victims of domestic violence, transportation assistance, Vocational Training, Youth Employment, after-school services and more. By providing these services we are able to assist clients during times of hardship by providing a hand up during difficult times.

for more information contact Enrique Arreola (831) 637-9293, earreola@cosb.us