The County of San Diego is seeking to place a homeless shelter in Lakeside, CA. Although this project is in the research and evaluation phase, Supervisor Anderson's staff will keep this page updated with the most recent information. All feedback regarding proposed shelters will be shared with the Office of Homeless Solutions and consultants analyzing proposed sites. We greatly appreciate your consideration of support for these projects and continued efforts. Please contact Ibrahim Ahmed, Policy Advisor for Supervisor Anderson, at Ibrahim.Ahmed@sdcounty.ca.gov if you would like additional information regarding these efforts or would like to submit a letter of support.
(Latest Update - 7/27/22)
The Riverford Road proposed shelter site has been removed from consideration by property owners, the Lakeside Water District. The County's Office of Homeless Solutions is accepting location suggestions for the proposed shelter site in Lakeside, CA. Please use the form below to suggest a location.
Boise v. Martin Court Decision
"Homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public property in absence of adequate alternatives." (source: HomelessLaw.org)
To legally clean-up an encampment or area, the County must offer shelter.
East County has the largest number of people experiencing homelessness in San Diego County outside the City of San Diego. There are no shelters in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.
Unincorporated Area Shelter Site Selection:
Lakeside Community Engagement Timeline
Approval of the Emergency Shelter Solutions Implementation Plan
Approval of Zoning Ordinance Amendments Related to Emergency Shelters
East County Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Memo Requesting Action to Address Magnolia Avenue Encampment