Program for emergency shelters, funding for homeless approved

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Anderson said in a statement the Second District he represents “has the second highest number of homeless individuals in the region but only one homeless shelter in the more than 1,500 square miles.”

“Shelters and safe parking lots with wrap-around services are needed to lift up the hundreds of unhoused people in East County and support them on a path of stability, independence and employment,” Anderson said.

Anderson said his district “is long overdue for transformative, yet compassionate, homelessness measures, like the one the board approved today.”