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Report Outlines Recommendations To Address Worsening San Diego Homelessness Situation

Homeless tents are shown lined up downtown Diego, April 26, 2021.
Roland Lizarondo
Homeless tents are shown lined up downtown Diego, April 26, 2021.

A national homelessness expert consulting with the city of San Diego found the city needs to coordinate efforts among agencies and find more permanent housing solutions if it wants to see fewer unsheltered people on the streets.

Those were two of 16 recommendations made after a six-month assessment by consultant Matthew Doherty.

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The report comes as San Diego’s unsheltered population is once again increasing.

In a statement, Mayor Todd Gloria said some of the consultant’s recommendations are already being implemented or are included in the new city budget.

Doherty joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the findings of his report.