Homeless Connect Reaches 771 Homeless San Diegans (San Diego Housing Commission)

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March 5th, 2020

From the Times of San Diego:

An annual resource fair at Golden Hall provided assistance Wednesday to 771 homeless people, organizers said.

A man named Marcus, who declined to give his last name citing privacy, told San Diego Housing Commission staff he was there to find employment. He, his wife and 7-month-old son stay at a shelter after falling on difficult times.

“Since my wife’s bags got stolen while we were out somewhere, we need to get a MediCal card for our son, for her, Social Security cards,” Marcus said. “Pretty much whatever they’re offering right now — except for, like, a pet — other than that, I think we need everything.”

There were around 100 service provider booths at the 14th annual Project Homeless Connect with more than 200 volunteers, including students from San Ysidro High School. They were on hand to help fill out legal forms, provide health and dental checkups and provide pet services.

“Each person’s journey to permanent housing is different, and the Housing Commission’s annual Project Homeless Connect is an important resource for individuals to get connected to all the services they need in one place,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said.

Read the Times of San Diego's article "Homeless Connect Reaches 771 Homeless San Diegans," featuring the San Diego Housing Commission.

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