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San Diego secures hotel for seniors experiencing homelessness

The shelter will supply 34 short-term properties for seniors. It is predicted to open throughout the subsequent couple of months.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria introduced Tuesday that town has taken possession of a 34-room hotel that can be remodeled right into a non-congregate shelter for seniors experiencing homelessness.

The hotel is situated on Pacific Highway throughout the road from the county administration constructing. 

A information convention was held on the web site Tuesday morning.

Council President Sean Elo-Rivera instructed reporters he skilled homelessness 11 years in the past. He mentioned he lived in his automobile for 5 weeks. He mentioned he’ll always remember the day a buddy helped him pay for a hotel room.

“I will never forget the feeling of opening that door, seeing that bed and knowing at least for one night I would have a room of my own, a bed of my own,” he mentioned. “These rooms are going to offer that to seniors who so very much need it.”

“I will not rest until we get this situation under control,” mentioned Mayor Gloria. “And that we match the expectations of San Diegans, many of whom are extremely frustrated, as am I. We can get this done. It gets done by doing more things like converting this hotel into housing for our seniors who are homeless.”

The metropolis will clear up the rooms and furnish them. According to the mayor, the shelter is predicted to open inside a month or two. 

The mayor additionally pointed to different methods town is addressing homelessness, together with the opening of the 150-bed Rosecrans Shelter, growth of the Safe Parking Program to 24 hours at one lot, Governor Newsom’s signing his CARE Court initiative into legislation and the announcement of Round 2 of town’s “Bridge to Home” initiative.  

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