'Major announcement' expected on youth homelessness in San Diego

Posted at 9:02 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 13:16:01-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other officials will be making a “major announcement” Friday on youth homelessness in San Diego.

Faulconer and City Councilman Chris Ward, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development officials, are expected to outline what the city is doing to reduce the number of homeless youth living on San Diego streets.

In the past several months, steps have been taken to expand services and programs for the city’s homeless population. Some of the initiatives include new shelters, a safe parking area for those living out of their vehicles and a storage facility for homeless citizens to store their belongings.

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In March, the San Diego Youth Services group received $2.5 million in state funding to provide housing and services for homeless youth in the area.