Officials Push for New Solutions to Homelessness in East County
Excerpt from Voice of San Digo
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At a February meeting, the board approved a motion to spend $1 million annually, with the first three years being paid for by American Rescue Plan funds, on emergency shelter options and other resources in unincorporated areas. The motion began with a board letter from Anderson requesting compassionate solutions for homelessness in East County, but was expanded countywide after a request from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.
Pursuing strategies that prevent individuals from losing their homes in the first place is not only a better outcome for individuals, Anderson said, but ultimately less costly for taxpayers than services that aim to get them off the streets.