Mayor Todd Gloria Monday introduced Sarah Jarman will substitute Hafsa Kaka, the director of the town’s Homelessness Methods and Options Division, when she leaves for a regional position within the space of homelessness.
“Our work and efforts on homelessness have garnered the eye of presidency leaders throughout the nation,” Gloria stated. “In consequence, [Kaka] has been recruited for one more appointment, which she will probably be saying within the coming weeks.”
“We thank Hafsa for her work and repair to the folks of San Diego and congratulate her wholly on this new publish,” he stated.
Jarman, who has labored on the metropolis since 2016 and was an inaugural member of the Homelessness Methods and Options crew, will return to guide the division starting April 3.
As assistant deputy director of HSSD, Jarman oversaw and managed the division’s Mission and Program Growth Unit, the place she was accountable “for hiring and supervising workers, managing $60 million throughout over a dozen applications, together with contract monitoring, implementation of course of enhancements and coordinating with key stakeholders together with native, state, and federal businesses,” in response to a metropolis assertion.
Jarman holds a grasp’s diploma in public coverage and a bachelor’s in political science, each from Pepperdine College.
“I’m honored to return to the Homelessness Methods and Options Division main a crew of extremely devoted metropolis staff,” Jarman stated. “I’m grateful for the chance to function director and work in collaboration with our nice companions on crucial situation dealing with the town.”
Based on the town, since its creation in 2021, the Homelessness Methods and Options Division has:
- Helped greater than 2,200 folks finish their homelessness by means of the town’s homeless shelter system
- Expanded the variety of out there beds in city-funded homeless shelters by 68%
- Expanded the Secure Parking Program for folks residing of their autos, together with establishing the town’s first 24-hour lot
- Launched and expanded the town’s Coordinated Avenue Outreach Program to succeed in folks experiencing homelessness the place they’re with a purpose to join them with shelter and companies.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.