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Temporary Homeless Shelters Activated As Rain, Chilly Weather Hits San Diego

Rain from a winter storm on a car windshield in San Diego, Jan. 14, 2019.

Photo by KPBS Staff

Above: Rain from a winter storm on a car windshield in San Diego, Jan. 14, 2019.

Father Joe's Villages and Connections Housing Downtown will accommodate more than 150 additional homeless residents needing shelter Wednesday and Thursday night, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.

The commission activates its Inclement Weather Shelter Program when temperatures drop below 50 degrees, the chance of rain is higher than 40 percent or sustained high winds are predicted. The program is funded through a partnership between the commission, the city of San Diego, Father Joe's and Connections Housing.

Father Joe's can shelter an additional 134 residents throughout both nights while Connections Housing can add up to 30 residents. Check-in at Father Joe's begins at 4 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 5 the next morning. Check-in at Connections Housing runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 the following morning.

Meals will be provided at both shelters.

Residents can dial 211 or visit 211sandiego.org to find out more about the county's Inclement Weather Shelter Program.

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