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City Council To Receive Homelessness Presentations

People stand near homeless encampments on 17th Street in San Diego's East Vil...

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Above: People stand near homeless encampments on 17th Street in San Diego's East Village, January 23, 2017.

UPDATE: 1:54 p.m., April 24, 2018

The San Diego City Council will receive a handful of presentations Tuesday intended to help the city address homelessness as well as the lack of transitional and permanent affordable housing.

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Entities presenting to the council include the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, San Diego County, Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office, the San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego State University's Institute for Public Health and the council's Select Committee on Homelessness.

Representatives from each office will discuss challenges and successes fighting homelessness in San Diego last year. They will also address how the city may support long-term strategies to eradicate homelessness.

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Discussion topics include homeless outreach, various affordable housing programs, an SDSU study on homelessness, the city's homelessness action plan and the city's temporary tent shelters, among other things.

The presentations are part of an informational agenda item; no council action will be required.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the City Administration Building's 12th floor, 202 C St.

The story has been updated to include the time and place of the presentations.


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