San Diego reportedly launches a new homelessness website. Mayor Todd Gloria said ‘the city has never before had a single repository for information on various programs and services that are funded by taxpayer dollars. She added that ‘this new website puts that information at their fingertips.’
San Diego Reportedly Launches a New Homelessness Website
A new website has just been launched by the city of San Diego that gives visitors various updates on the city’s response to homelessness while at the same time also connecting people who are experiencing homelessness with much-needed resources.
The website was launched this month by the office of San Diego’s mayor, Todd Gloria, and the city’s homelessness strategies and solution department (HSSD). The new website was developed by the city’s communications department and the department of information and technology web team.
What the Director of HSSD Has To Say About the New Website
“This website gives the public insight into how the city collaborates with our partners to create facilities, programs, and services to help people end their homelessness,” director of HSSD, Hafsa Kaka said. “While this crisis is daunting, it’s important for San Diegans to know there are effective approaches to getting folks off the street and into housing, and our team is pursuing them.”
Important Sections of the Website
There is a ‘Get Assistance’ section on the website and this section have links to the city’s 211 site for information on shelters and also contact information for the mobile crisis response team. Also explained on the site is how to report encampments through San Diego’s get it done app. On the other hand, there is a ‘by the numbers’ section that gives updates on the homeless population of the city and the number of people that are being served at said times.
Advantages of the Website
As of Friday, the website reports that 2,955 people had accepted outreach services in the city since the 31st of January. The site also states that 1,510 were in shelter beds funded by the city as of June 6th. And between July 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, a total number of 1,267 people have been placed in housing.
Another vital piece of information shared on the website is that the annual count of homeless people this year found 2,307 people in shelters and then 2,494 people living without shelter in the city.
A section on data and reports on the site contains links to the regional task force on homelessness, the San Diego housing commissions list of housing programs, and downtown San Diego partnerships monthly count of homeless people, outreach efforts, and shelters.
What the Mayor of San Diego Has To Say About the Development
“Homelessness is the top priority of my administration, and I believe it’s imperative that the city provides to the public information on all that we are doing to address it,” says Gloria. “The city has never before had a single repository for information on the various programs and services that are funded by taxpayer dollars. This new website puts that information at their fingertips.”