City Council approves expansion of Golden Hall bridge shelter
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to approve funding to expand a shelter for homeless families and youth.
The shelter at Golden Hall was originally supposed to be temporary, but will now double in size under the new plan.
The move will add 138 beds to the shelter, increasing the number of people able to be accommodated to 279. And 48 beds will be added for people between ages 18 and 25, often referred to as transitional-aged youth, a population that had not been in the shelter before.
The cost of expanding and operating the shelter through June 30 would be about $4.2 million, which comes out to about $30,000 per person.
The expansion is expected as early as January.