Supervisors OK Homelessness Reduction Efforts in East County, Also Fed Plan

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While the county has set up safe parking lots and moved forward with temporary cabins, "we need to do more," Anderson said, adding the standard hotel/motel voucher system makes it harder to provide more comprehensive services for those in need.

Increased hotel lodging "would give us the ability to actually have many people who need the same services (in) a cluster of where we can help them," while moving towards a more permanent solution.

"Our ultimate goal is not to have anybody in a shelter," Anderson said. "Our ultimate goal is to restore people's lives and get them back into the community."