Homelessness continues to be a major issue facing San Diego County, with approximately 8,427 individuals experiencing homelessness across the County.
My office is always looking at ways to get people off the street, into housing and treatments, if necessary. Yesterday, I brought forth action that will address these issues.
The By-Name-List will include the name, homeless history, health, and housing needs of every person experiencing homelessness, by consent and updated in real-time. The list will transform the strategy to end homelessness from an anonymous issue into one focused on each individual’s needs. It will also allow for providers to be much more effective at treating and knowing each person.
Also, it will allow us to find out if the homeless programs in San Diego County are effective, or if we need to look at something different.