Homeless forced to brave cold weather after homeless shelters fill up

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Outside of two homeless shelters and a new bridge shelter in the back stands a throng of people desperate to get in, but they can’t.

San Diego has just shy of 10,000 people living on the streets. There are three new bridge shelters and around 12 permanent shelters, which combined, house a couple thousand people. But it is not enough, there is still thousands left without a bed.

The city’s housing commission has the authority to declare an emergency  situation and tell the shelter to open up their dining rooms and recreation centers to allow more people to get out of the elements.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 40’s Wednesday night, but without a chance of rain, the city will not intervene.

Unless the city decides to get involved, the homeless who cannot find room in one of the shelters will be forced to brave the cold.

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