The latest census of San Diego’s homeless population sheds light on a major problem: Many folks living on the street – particularly those who have been there for years – are choosing to stay in tents and makeshift structures instead of shelters.
City Councilman Chris Ward and other Democrats want Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s tax proposal to do more for homelessness.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s hotel-tax hike promises to throw more annual cash at aiding the homeless but he doesn’t have a spending plan. His team’s selling the flexibility that offers.
San Diego’s biggest homeless-serving nonprofit has decided a housing crisis is at the center of San Diego’s growing homelessness crisis – and aims to take bold steps to address it.
When it comes to homelessness, Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to work it both ways – with both long- and short-term solutions.
The only real solution for the disabled homeless population is permanent supportive housing.
For years, federal agencies and San Diego nonprofits have prioritized funding to help homeless veterans and those who’ve spent years on the streets. There’s been far less focus on those who are teetering on the brink of homelessness, or who have just become homeless — though those people might be easier and cheaper to help.
In the absence of city or regional plans to address the growing homelessness crisis, business districts are stepping up with their own initiatives. Some groups have taken steps that do more to displace homeless folks than help them get off the street.
Proposals for a homeless intake facility for years failed to gain traction but the idea is now a central piece in Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan to address homelessness. What changed? For one, two powerful business leaders who have the mayor’s ear took a strong interest in the idea.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plans to address homelessness are drawing jeers from some of the city’s most outspoken advocates. It’s the latest conflict amid a difficult shift toward quickly moving homeless folks into permanent, stable homes instead of shelters or short-term housing first.