- A new homeless outreach team made up of three specially trained police officers who make regular contact with people experiencing homelessness to form relationships, offer referrals to services and ensure they are complying with the law.
- Regular cleanup of encampments to reduce public health and safety risks and other impacts to the community.
- Increasing the supply of affordable housing.
- Providing funding for a temporary shelter for adult men seeking work.
- Coordinating a more comprehensive “point in time” annual homeless count.
- Connecting with regional task forces and other community coalitions to identify additional resources for meeting the needs of Carlsbad’s homeless
- Coordinating with nonprofit service providers in the community.
CARLSBAD–The City of Carlsbad will provide licensed clinical social workers to work with people experiencing homelessness as part of a new Homeless Response Plan focused on “compassionate enforcement.” The City Council approved a $245,000 contract Tuesday with Interfaith Community Services, which will provide two full time case workers in Carlsbad to deliver individualized services in the field where they are needed. The city’s Homeless Response Plan, which was approved by the City Council last fall, sets out to prevent, reduce and manage homelessness in Carlsbad through a variety of strategies, which also include: