City Council hears presentations aimed at solving San Diego's homeless crisis

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council received a handful of presentations Tuesday intended to help the city address homelessness as well as the lack of transitional and permanent affordable housing.

Entities presenting to the council included the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, San Diego County, Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office, the San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego State University's Institute for Public Health and the council's Select Committee on Homelessness.

Representatives from each office discussed challenges and successes fighting homelessness in San Diego last year. They also addressed how the city may support long-term strategies to eradicate homelessness.

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Discussion topics included homeless outreach, various affordable housing programs, an SDSU study on homelessness, the city's homelessness action plan and the city's temporary tent shelters, among other things.

The presentations are part of an informational agenda item; no council action will be required.

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