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.

Local representatives want to change San Diego’s place in the receiving line for federal homelessness grants. We looked at where the money San Diego gets now goes.

A guide to what we’ve explored so far in our in-depth reporting on homelessness in San Diego, and where we’re going next.

The organizer behind an effort to tally the county’s homeless population claimed more than half of the county could be considered rural.

A few snapshots from volunteers who counted homeless people around the city in Friday’s annual census.