The Obama administration set a goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Several cities have effectively done it, but San Diego isn’t one of them.
VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt looks into why our city fell short of the national goal. She found fingers pointing at three main factors: San Diego’s lack of collaboration and leadership, the city’s expensive housing market and struggles at the local Veterans Affairs Office.
City Councilman Todd Gloria, who leads the regional group that coordinates efforts and funding for homeless programs, told Halverstadt that changes are being made and soon we’ll start to see improvements.
But the city’s current state when it comes to housing homeless veterans, he said, is unacceptable.