Tuesday, July 15, 2014
San Diego’s Connections Homeless Center
Rocky Road for Homeless Center
San Diego’s Connections Housing center was supposed to be a big step toward moving homeless people from the streets to permanent homes. But, as we report in a new story, the center’s first year hasn’t been a simple success story.
There are snags in its budgeting, a one-stop-shop for the homeless is still coming together, and different rules at the property have created some unusual disparities.
Homelessness in the immediate neighborhood is down by 70 percent, and the people who have ended up in its 73 permanent apartments have tended to stay there.