SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher launched Monday that his workplace will recommend a Division of Homeless Resolution and Equitable Communities all through Tuesday’s board assembly.
Providers provided by the county to people experiencing homelessness have been scattered all through quite a few companies, based mostly on Fletcher’s workplace. Fletcher, who could be Board of Supervisors chairman, talked about this new protection seeks to streamline the operations of current firms and provide additional.
“Centralizing our work involving folks experiencing homelessness in a single division will make us more practical at placing the unsheltered on a path to protected, safe housing and make us a greater regional companion,” Fletcher talked about.
“Taking this step signifies a renewed dedication to addressing homelessness, not simply within the unincorporated areas, however throughout the area.”
If handed on Tuesday, the model new protection may even abandon efforts that criminalize homelessness, and may create bigger emphasis on housing and companies for these experiencing homelessness, Fletcher talked about.
The protection will arrange a model new set of guiding guidelines, along with:
— Prioritizing equity in all factors of homelessness prevention and response;
— Making certain evidence-based, data-driven choices;
— Committing to a “housing first” technique;
— Providing to help, not criminalize homelessness;
— Trauma-informed and person-centered care, and;
— Prevention by means of strategic intervention.
Fletcher’s latest proposal aligns alongside together with his “Framework for the Way forward for San Diego County,” launched earlier this yr.
The framework prioritizes communities and populations in San Diego that beforehand have been underserved, with a give consideration to racial justice, effectively being equity, monetary different, environmental security, authorities transparency and primary changes to county operations.