Homeless services are a budget priority for Mayor Faulconer. Because the fiscal year 2015 City budget is still being developed, it's premature to say whether the budget proposal will be exactly the same as the Council President's, but because Mayor Faulconer supports funding homeless programs that help San Diego secure more federal funding and focus on long-term rehabilitation and care, it is reasonable to expect there will be more similarities than differences.
How the $1.9 million breaks down:
$800,000: Covers four months of shelter operations, plus additional case-management services
$400,000: Helps fund a countywide coordinated intake and assessment system, as required by federal law, that would track people as they move off the street and through programs
$120,000: Restores a funding cut to the San Diego Police Department’s Serial Inebriate Program, which puts homeless chronic alcoholics into treatment rather than jail
$80,000: Pays for additional services at the Neil Good Day Center in East Village
$40,000: Helps fund the San Diego Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team
$150,000: Covers operating costs for the Homeless Transitional Storage Facility, where people can store their belongings
$300,000: Closes a funding gap for Connections Housing
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