The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to discover growing a pilot program to broaden entry to supportive housing for homeless people affected by substance use points.
Tuesday’s motion directs the county’s Chief Administrative Officer to look into growing a program to broaden restoration residence housing entry for round 100 homeless folks in North County.
Supervisor Jim Desmond, who introduced the proposal earlier than the board, mentioned he hoped this system will yield constructive outcomes for an eventual countywide growth.
In keeping with Desmond’s workplace, greater than one-third of the county’s homeless undergo from habit, and plenty of stay homeless regardless of receiving outpatient remedy.
“Their lack of housing is a continuing risk to their sobriety, and they’re a inhabitants that we must always prioritize as we proceed to work in the direction of ending homelessness,” Desmond wrote in his proposal. “By offering housing alternatives, we can assist forestall these people from falling again into homelessness.”
Whereas County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer mentioned the county has round 2,500 restoration residential beds, she mentioned there was “a transparent want” for extra and added, “This can be a actually promising pilot.”
The Board voted 4-0 in assist of the pilot program.