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Janis Adkins lives in her van at the Goleta Community Covenant Church in Santa Barbara

[QUOTE]Each evening, 150 people in 113 vehicles spend the night in 23 parking lots in Santa Barbara. The lots are part of Safe Parking, a program that offers overnight permits to people living in their vehicles. The nonprofit that runs the program, New Beginnings Counseling Center, requires participants to have a valid driver's license and current registration and insurance.

The number of vehicles per lot ranges from one to 15, and lot hours are generally from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Fraternization among those who sleep in the lots is implicitly discouraged the fainter the program's presence, the less likely it will provoke complaints from neighboring homes and churches and businesses.[/QUOTE]

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