Sherman Heights homeless storage facility opens despite concerns

SHERMAN HEIGHTS (KUSI) — They locals fought as hard as they could. The local Catholic school fought as well. In the end, the City of San Diego ignored their concerns and opened a storage warehouse for 500-people in the middle of their neighborhood.

“We will fight, we will keep fighting. We will not stop until we get rid of this place,” said Marie Zuniga, an 84-year old resident.

After the hepatitis outbreak, everything changed when it comes to the homeless. One of those changes is the new warehouse.

“We have a group of neighbors who will be looking out,” said Noel Bishop, principal for Our Lady of Guadalupe, the oldest Catholic school in San Diego.

The school is taking some drastic measures, getting ready for 500 homeless people.

“We’re installing lights, cameras and security guards,” Bishop said.

The center only has 8-people on the first day. Each person needs a referral from the San Diego Police. It’s supposed to be temporary, but it could be years before it moves somewhere else.

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