More help expected Thursday for homeless at Spring Valley’s Lamar Park

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The “Tent City” at Lamar County Park in Spring Valley is about a third of the size that it used to be. And starting Thursday, more help is on the way for the homeless people staying there.

Drugs, drunkenness and verbal abuse, those are just some of the things Spring Valley residents say they are dealing with ever since a large group of homeless people set up camp in Lamar County Park.

The tent city popped up outside the popular park a few weeks ago, and the people who live in the area are concerned.

The Board of Supervisors recently approved proposals for an expanded motel voucher program, more homeless resource deputies and finding a property for temporary or permanent shelter where health services could also be offered.

Dozens have already been helped through the program, and residents are hoping that it can help the remaining homeless people at the park.

This Park sits in the District of Supervisor Dianne Jacob. She says the County is working on short term and long term solutions to a very complicated issue. Unless these solutions include “housing” of some kind, the homeless are not breaking any laws by sleeping and living on public right of ways and public land.

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