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.
Project One for All, the county’s commitment to house 1,250 of the most vulnerable homeless San Diegans, has helped get dozens off the streets and drawn praise from even some of the most skeptical local advocates. But the much-celebrated initiative has hit some snags in its early months. Confusion has sometimes plagued its implementation.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt highlight how local leaders plan to address the growing homeless population.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to make addressing homelessness a top priority this year. Here’s what he wants to do.
For the second year in a row, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to put a plan on the ballot to raise hotel-room taxes to pay for a new expansion of the Convention Center. It will be the fifth attempt to raise the hotel-room tax since 2004.
Political leadership has been key to alleviating homelessness in other major cities. Virtually everyone agrees it’s been missing in San Diego. Now Mayor Kevin Faulconer says homelessness will be a top priority in 2017.
The new leader of a group tasked with overseeing regional efforts to reduce homelessness is focused on laying the groundwork to make a much bigger impact.
Volunteering, or donating household goods, can make a big difference. Another way to help the most vulnerable homeless people: Talk to them.
Data released this week reveals thousands of people became newly homeless in San Diego last year.
Homeless veterans are spending weeks and even months seeking homes despite an influx of city and county incentives meant to encourage landlords to welcome them. The slow pace of progress could complicate San Diego’s ability to deliver on its goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2017.