Fabiola Ramirez with her four children. Photo courtesy of Fabiola Ramirez.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Families on the edge

Lower income families can’t juggle COVID-19 state demands with day to day needs.

“We try to help the poor in our community, so we ask for donations and then we recycle those donations,” said Sacred Heart Store Manager Marcella Harris. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


Hollister thrift store provides food and clothing to in-need residents

Sacred Heart helps unemployed and homeless in the county.

Construction crews set up framing on Sunrise Senior Housing going up in Hollister. Photos provided.

San Benito Lifestyle

Sunrise Senior Housing pre-applications now open

Pre-applications for Hollister apartments accepted from March 5-19.


Government / Politics

City grant designed to move 48-unit extremely low-income senior housing project forward

If tax credits are approved, CHISPA will receive an additional $300,000 to add to original $700k grant to fund 48-unit senior housing project

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Volunteer in Hollister with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service

From March 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015 staff at CSWD provided services or referrals for the following:

Government / Politics

Town Hall Meeting: Helping people, changing lives

Local agencies and elected officials will gather information from the public Thursday regarding service needs for low-income residents



$1 million in funding for Central Coast organizations

New funding opportunity aimed at under served residents