Homelessness Expenditure in the San Diego Region
Homelessness impacts the quality of life of all San Diegans, where the County-wide homelessness population exceeded 9,000 people in 2017 on any given night, decreasing only slightly the last year. As the number of individuals experiencing homelessness has grown in the past several years, so have the region’s efforts to address an unprecedented crisis that is exacerbated by a housing shortage. Overall, the past ten years show little real change in homelessness, which takes a toll on a jurisdiction’s economy, the environment, its housing policy, and its health care and criminal justice systems. The purpose of this study is to better inform the public, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and other funders about trends on homeless-specific funds and their allocations to improve policy and practice.