San Diego City Council select committee on homelessness held its last meeting
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – By their very natures, select committees are not supposed to be permanent fixtures, but as the chair of this particular one pointed out, in May of 2017, the City’s number one issue was homelessness: “You have safety issues, housing, an outdated policy dating back to 1995,” the Council’s Chris Ward told KUSI, “so the select committee was formed to look at all legislative action needed, make recommendations to the full council and then fold that work back into standing committees.”
But before the folding so to speak, a Committee update on the City’s Strategic Plan on Homelessness that includes the Housing Commission. That’s due before the full Council next Spring. The committee was also briefed on affordable housing solutions that include “tiny homes.” Affordable housing developer Michael Copley talked to the committee about his project in Sherman Heights– putting 21 shipping containers on a dirt lot to house 21 formerly homeless veterans. It’s like similar homeless housing projects in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Each is 320 square feet and includes a bathroom, kitchen and balcony.
New homes going up much faster and a whole lot cheaper than conventional housing.