Frequently Asked Questions2022-03-15T14:15:11-07:00
Why is your organization called Salt + Light?2022-01-24T11:07:04-08:00

We believe that salt is grittiness and light is goodness. One cannot exist without the other; and together they make community. So for us: Salt + Light = Community.

“YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH, BUT IF SALT HAS LOST ITS TASTE, HOW SHALL ITS SALTINESS BE RESTORED? IT IS NO LONGER GOOD FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT TO BE THROWN OUT AND TRAMPLED UNDER PEOPLE’S FEET. YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. A CITY SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN. NOR DO PEOPLE LIGHT A LAMP AND PUT IT UNDER A BASKET, BUT ON A STAND, AND IT GIVES LIGHT TO ALL IN THE HOUSE. IN THE SAME WAY, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE OTHERS, SO THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GIVE GLORY TO YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.”MATTHEW 5:13-16

What does SALT + LIGHT do?2022-03-15T13:49:39-07:00

Salt + Light’s mission is to cultivate community through dignified homes, jobs, and healing for our neighbors experiencing chronic homelessness in Tulare County. We cultivate community through various forms of outreach including partnerships with local agencies and our own Food Truck Outreach program. Additionally, we are ultimately building a community of our own that will provide permanent homes, purposeful work, and wrap-around health and healing services to lift up our chronically homeless friends and neighbors.

What does “chronically homeless” mean?2022-01-24T11:10:20-08:00

A person who is “chronically homeless” is someone who has been on the streets for one year or more consecutively or cumulatively over a three year period.

What about government funding?2022-01-24T11:20:32-08:00

When significant funding is available, the disbursements routinely begin with the “Big 13” cities in California, leaving the remaining 450+ cities to compete for funds. This system has left Tulare County with a lack of assistance and adequate funds.

How many people will you be able to give homes to?2022-01-24T11:09:49-08:00

In our first phase, we will be able provide over 50 homes to folks experiencing chronic homelessness. Our plans are to continue to build homes long after “Phase I” is complete.

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