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.
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.
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.
The number of adults over 55 living on streets countywide more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 – and the problem is only expected to get worse. Experts emphasize both the moral and systemic costs likely to come with that uptick.
Todd Gloria joins hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts this week to talk about his time with the city. Also: It’s becoming impossible to avoid or ignore San Diego’s exploding homeless population.
Downtown hoteliers worry growing street homelessness could hamper local tourism, and they’ve taken their message to the mayor.
Street homelessness has surged downtown and experts can only speculate about the reasons.