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More Money For Homeless Services Hasn’t Reduced Number Of Homeless People In San Diego

The homeless tent shelter at 16th Street and Newton Avenue in downtown San Di...

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Above: The homeless tent shelter at 16th Street and Newton Avenue in downtown San Diego, Dec. 1, 2017.

San Diego hasn’t seen a significant decrease in the number of people who are homeless, despite a significant increase in spending on homeless services in San Diego, according to reporting from Voice of San Diego.

Reporter Lisa Halverstadt said the city has increased spending by 40 percent as compared to the previous year. That spending has paid for the three tent shelters in the city, a storage center for those are homeless to store their belongings in and a housing navigation center that is expected to open in the spring.

On Monday's Midday Edition, Halverstadt discusses how this increased spending has aided the homeless and where it's fallen short.

GUEST: Lisa Halverstadt, reporter, Voice of San Diego

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