Father Joe Villages

SAN DIEGO–Mayor Faulconer’s recently released $3 billion spending plan is on the right track when it comes to homeless programs, according to Father Joe’s Villages.

The plan puts a greater focus on producing good outcomes for our homeless neighbors in a cost- sensitive way. Moreover, the plan preserves existing funding levels – a critical factor for the city’s stated goal of aiding the homeless and working poor to transition to permanent, stable housing solutions.
“I was happy to see that all the programs included have a critical role to play providing much needed assistance to those on the streets,” said Diane Stumph, interim president and CEO. “From the looks of it, the mayor seems to be in tune with the very real issues that homelessness presents, but there is still much work to be done to make the impact needed. We look forward to working with Mayor Faulconer’s administration and the City Council to expand on these efforts so that we can truly end homelessness in San Diego.”
San Diego is home to more than 9,000 homeless men, women and families, making it the fourth largest population of homeless in the U.S. and the third largest for homeless veterans. In 2013, Father Joe’s Villages and partner agencies provided services to more than 15,000 people, served up to 3,000 meals daily to the homeless and working poor and helped seven out of 10 people served by Village programs to exit to permanent housing.

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