Assembly Select Committee on Homelessness

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE CHARTS A ROAD HOME FOR SAN DIEGO'S HOMELESS

 

Concerns raised in San Diego, where 1,462 new homeless veterans were on the streets last year

 

By Richard Darvas
 

July 21, 2011 (San Diego)--In the second in a series of regional stops which include Sacramento and Los Angeles, the California Assembly’s Select Committee on Homelessness convened in San Diego on July 20.

 

According to a January 2011 report by the national Alliance to End Homelessness, the state’s total estimated homeless population has climbed to 133,129. The mission of these statewide forums, collectively known as “The Road Home,” is to engage the public and policymakers in developing strategies to address the diverse needs of California’s homeless--including a growing homeless population in San Diego and East County.