Dear Campaign Supporters and Partners:
Last week, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) released information on the data gathered from the 2014 Point-in-Time Count (also known as WeALLCount), which indicates that the total homeless population has decreased by four percent in San Diego County. The unsheltered homeless population has decreased by 13 percent in San Diego County, nine percent in the City of San Diego, and 26 percent in downtown San Diego. This data evidences progress derived from the current efforts to address homelessness in the region.
To coordinate and better enhance current activities focused on ending homelessness, eight representatives from local agencies participated in the national leadership team launch of the 25 Cities Initiative in Washington D.C. last month. At this two-day workshop, participants established a set of goals to create a Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) System in downtown San Diego through a series of 100 day rapid results projects. The first project will launch in early June and is intended to build the community team focused on this effort; implement a common assessment tool; prioritize resources for the homeless population; and clear the path to generate successful outcomes.
We look forward to keeping you up to date on the latest data on homelessness and will continue to report on the unfolding of the 25 Cities Initiative in San Diego.