Golden Hill residents claim pop-up tents attracting more homeless to their neighborhood

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Just last week, the city opened a transitional camp in Golden Hill to provide a place for San Diego’s homeless to stay and already residents in the area are unhappy with their new neighbors.

Several residents of Golden Hill penned a letter to city leaders, asking them to reconsider using their neighborhood as a landing spot for the homeless.

“Dear Leaders,

Our neighborhood has changed in two short weeks, and is getting to the point of criminal as to the decision Mayor F. made concerning the 19th/B Transitional Homeless Camp. Just as disappointing is the promised safeguard measures that would be in place to help with the fall out are not noticeable.  

The trash has doubled, the homeless are drugged up, wandering the streets and sleeping on porches …  

Mayor F, Councilmember Ward and Supervisor Roberts, you will be held accountable by the residents of Golden Hill.”

The 136-space facility — set up in the parking lot of the city operations yard in Golden Hill — was partially opened Monday afternoon and will provide space first to women, children and families. The transitional camp area just south of the Balboa Park Golf Course will act as housing until larger tent shelters open later this year.

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