Last year, a state audit found San Diego County agencies collected only 12 percent of domestic violence fund payments. Even with auditors’ recommendations implemented, it’s hard to tell how much collections have improved.

Two years ago, San Diego County unveiled a phone number meant to
make applying for food stamps more convenient. But hold times have
gotten longer than ever, if you’re lucky enough to be put on
hold.

San Diego County has been denying refugee families’ welfare
applications, leaving some of the county’s poorest and most
vulnerable without access to the cash aid to which they’re
entitled.