City’s New Year-Round Indoor Shelter on Track to Help Hundreds More Homeless Veterans & Individuals, Doubling Path to Long-Term Housing
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City’s New Year-Round Indoor Shelter on Track to Help Hundreds More Homeless Veterans & Individuals, Doubling Path to Long-Term Housing

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San Diego, CA – November 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — With the goal of helping more homeless individuals and veterans transition off the streets, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmember Todd Gloria today announced the City’s recently opened year-round indoor permanent housing program is on track to help more homeless individuals than ever before. The City program is a partnership with Father Joe’s Villages and the San Diego Housing Commission, and replaced the need to erect temporary outdoor tents in the winter.

Earlier this year, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Faulconer’s plan to spend nearly $1.9 million annually on an interim housing program to provide year-round care operated by Father Joe’s Villages at its Paul Mirabile Center, located at 1501 Imperial Ave.
The program provides 350 beds – up to 40 percent set aside for veterans – for homeless individuals on a nightly basis.

Combined, the Rapid Re-Housing Program and the year-round indoor housing program are expected to bring the total number of bed nights to more than 194,180 – a nearly 14,000 increase compared to when the temporary tents were in use.

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