Volunteering, or donating household goods, can make a big difference. Another way to help the most vulnerable homeless people: Talk to them.
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.
The federal government is considering changing the formula by which it doles out funds to combat homelessness. The current setup handicaps San Diego. But at least three cities that benefit from the current arrangement – Chicago, New York and Philadelphia – don’t want it to change, and are vigorously opposing the plans.
East Village is in a moment of massive transition. While the neighborhood’s quickly gentrifying and new people and businesses are moving in, the homeless population is also peaking. The tension between those two camps is on full public view at Fault Line Park.
Hundreds of homeless San Diegans who live in their cars have found a safe place to park at a nonprofit’s Chula Vista lot. It’s closing soon.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt explain how homelessness continues to explode in the East Village and the history behind it.
As more tents go up across San Diego, more San Diegans are talking about homelessness – and many of the same myths keep circulating.
Chris Ward, who’s vying to represent the City Council district that’s home to the region’s most concentrated homeless population, claimed last month that 1,500 available shelter beds went unused during last year’s homeless count.
A homeless person who wants to get off the street and into a shelter might face a weeks-long wait for a bed. The mismatch between need and San Diego’s relative lack of emergency resources aren’t new. One nonprofit is pushing a familiar idea to address the problem.
Chargers still won’t let us in on where a convention center would go in the convadium plan, the team’s former doctor is in more trouble and more back-and-forth about the value of the state’s density bonus law to combat the housing crisis.