Phase 2: Institutionalization


The second phase of the Campaign sought to house an additional 100 homeless people and institutionalize our coordination strategies.

Phase 2 implemented an expedited pre-screening and enrollment process, utilizing the Vulnerability Index survey tool and the existing service provider network to allow for even faster enrollment and housing placement.

Ultimately, Phase 2 successfully housed 100 homeless persons living on the streets of Downtown San Diego, and 86 homeless persons were enrolled and housed over a span of just three days.

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) awarded an additional 75 federal housing vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency provided 75 slots of wraparound services, targeted to people with mental illnesses and substance abuse challenges. An additional 25 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers were committed to this effort by the County of San Diego. Organizational support was provided by Civic San Diego (formerly known as Centre City Development Corporation) and in-kind services were provided by the Campaign Coordinator, LeSar Development Consultants.