A few weeks ago, I shared a successful story about legislation that we passed addressing individuals who have conquered addiction and are now seeking stable housing.
In San Diego County, there are 909 individuals currently engaged in outpatient treatment for addiction recovery but remain homeless. These individuals diligently attend meetings, undergo regular testing, and exert tremendous effort toward their recovery journey.
At our meeting last month, we approved a pilot program for 100 of these individuals to receive housing. I’m thrilled to share that we have now found funding to house all 909 of these individuals for the next two years. This will allow them to continue going through treatment, remain sober, and get their life back on track.
This is a significant step forward, and I remain committed to helping people get the help they need.