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The Changing Face of San Diego’s Homeless

Above: Makeshift homeless shelters line Commercial St. in downtown San Diego.

Aired 9/28/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

KPBS Midday Edition looks at the changing face of homelessness in our county.

Transcript

The annual Sleepless in San Diego event last weekend brought out a variety of people you'd never expect to see spending the night on the streets downtown. That event is, of course, for charity. But, homeless advocates say there are already a lot of people you'd never expect to see adding to the real homeless population of San Diego. The increasing numbers and the changing face of homelessness threaten to overwhelm our resources.

Makeshift homeless shelters line Commercial St. in downtown San Diego.
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Above: Makeshift homeless shelters line Commercial St. in downtown San Diego.

GUESTS

Peter Callstrom, Executive Director, San Diego County - Regional Task Force on the Homeless

Herb Johnson, President and CEO - San Diego Rescue Mission

Charles, formerly homeless, now living and working at San Diego Rescue Mission

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