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Qualcomm Stadium could become homeless safe harbor

Ward feels that the use of the former Chargers stadium can be re-purposed as a safe place for the transient population.

At the San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homeless meeting Monday discussions arose about using Qualcomm Stadium as a safe harbor for the homeless.

Follow up on the Hillcrest Town Council's homelessness forum held in May

On May 10, 2016, the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) held a forum to discuss homelessness in the neighborhood. The panel included Officer Ricardo Pinon of the San Diego Police Department, Jennifer Buck of Think Dignity, Brandon Smith of the Alpha Project, Benjamin Nichols of the Hillcrest Business Association, and licensed clinical social worker Karina Vesco.

Homeless Outreach Team: a year in review

The Hillcrest program has engaged with 836 people and provided them some level of services, from relocating individuals to shelters to providing showers, job training and mental-health services. Out of the 836 contacted, 16 people were placed in homeless shelters.

Five donation meters coming to Hillcrest

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) voted Tuesday night to sign an agreement with IPS Group in Pennsylvania to provide the donation meters, which look exactly like parking meters except they are painted red.

North Park forum to tackle homeless issue

The North Park Community Association will present a “Forum on Homelessness — A Collective Impact” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Lafayette Hotel, located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd.

Sleepless San Diego event to bring attention to challenges homeless face

In order to increase awareness for San Diego’s homeless and those across the nation, the San Diego Rescue Mission will hold their “Sleepless San Diego” event again this September to bring attention to the challenges the homeless face sleeping outdoors.

How a statewide homeless "Bill of Rights" might trip up San Diego

A few local lawmakers and advocates who might not typically agree seem to be in accord on this: The “Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights” moving its way through the state legislature could dull some of the best tools San Diego has crafted to balance the rights of homeless people and with other residents’ concerns.