San Diego kicks off effort to help the homeless

July 16, 2017 by  

San Diego, in common with many cities, is facing the problem of increasing homelessness, and recently announced a program to provide housing for this population.

Elected officials from throughout the area, and members of the San Diego Housing Commission announced the start of an $80m three-year effort to tackle the problem of lack of housing.

The program, Housing First-San Diego, aims to help those who are currently homeless, and find a way to prevent people from losing their homes in the first place. The program makes use of various initiatives to accomplish its goals.

One measure includes giving landlords incentives if they will rent to homeless people, an idea that builds on the Housing Our Heroes effort already in place. Housing Our Heroes provides incentives to landlords when they agree to providing housing for homeless veterans. The new program provides incentives to rent to all the homeless.

Other parts of the program include continuing to help people pay their rent after they leave supportive housing, and helping almost 1,500 families stay in their homes, rather than becoming homeless. Another initiative will increase the coordination and support given to reach those on the streets. The mayor’s office thinks the new program could help as many as 3,000 people.

Efforts like this can benefit if officials use presentation folders to keep printed materials in order. Using the folders makes it easy to organize and file necessary documents.