Temporary homeless camp closes in Golden Hill

Posted at 11:34 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 08:05:20-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A temporary homeless camp set up in the Golden Hill community closed Thursday.

The city of San Diego partnered with Alpha Project to establish the camp on property near 20th and B streets. It was set up in October during the height of hepatitis A outbreak.

“It definitely helped because you got people in a safe environment with toilets, bathrooms, cleaning stations, the whole nine yards,” said Amy Gonyeau of Alpha Project. “And the majority of the people staying here -- the 200 per day including the children -- all got their Hep-A shots.”

Alpha Project was able to relocate the dozens of families that stayed at the camp to permanent housing. Gonyeau said the camp helped get the area’s hepatitis outbreak under control but added the fight continues.

Bridge shelters are set up throughout the city.  Alpha Project has one set up in downtown near the ballpark.

Gonyeau also said the city and county are helping with sanitation stations.