San Diego Program Will Provide Housing, Care For Mentally Ill Homeless People
The initiative uses a “housing first model” where people who are living on the street or in shelters are first provided long-term housing and then comprehensive care to treat their mental illness and other issues.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
County Gets New Plan For Homelessness
San Diego County is moving forward with a new program that will provide long-term housing and care to as many as 1,250 mentally-ill homeless people in the next two years....County government will work with 18 cities, six housing authorities and landlords to provide shelter and treatment. The program, which was approved unanimously Tuesday by all five supervisors, is expected to cost $20 million in the upcoming annual budget, and $28 million the year after. (Stewart, 6/22)