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Red Cross Shelter Future

There are still over 700 people living at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. There are rumors circulating that the Red Cross may shut down after their lease runs out next month... but that is false.

Posted: Dec 28, 2018 6:11 PM

CHICO, Calif. - There are still over 700 people living at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.
There are rumors circulating that the Red Cross may shut down after their lease runs out next month.

"It's been a struggle about American Red Cross I'm hearing a lot of miscommunication and a lot of mixed stuff in general," Krystle Young, who lives in a trailer on the fair grounds site.

People are wondering what is going to happen when the American Red Crosses contract with the county expires.

"I've been here for about two months now and about us leaving at the end of January im scared I'm not sure where we're gonna go," Young said.

External Affairs Officer with Red Cross, Barbara Webber, said their contract with the county ends on January 31st, but Webber said that is not confirmed.

"We don't have a set shut down date things evolve we will sometimes put plans we have planning documents that will have dates on them but those don't mean they are written in stone," Webber said.

Webber said it all depends on what the needs are right now.

The Mayor of Chico, Randall Stone, said if the Red Cross shuts down the city will step up to help.

"We look to the private sector to address the shelter needs, the City of Chico is not in the housing business what we do is work with private and nonprofit resources," Stone said. "Whether that's emergency shelter declaration or implementing that through simplicity village through a tiny house village to opening up shelter resources to facilitating with the continuum of care and trying to get resources out to nonprofit organizations to address this problem."

Stone said the last thing he wants is to see people out on the streets.

"The entire community is doing everything they can to prevent that including FEMA and Cal OES and trying to get housing on board by then," Stone said.

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