Update on homeless camp at Lamar Park in Spring Valley
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Progress at the homeless camp in Spring Valley’s Lamar County Park is still ongoing, but over the past two days more than a dozen people have moved into temporary shelters and hotels.
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday took steps toward helping homeless people in unincorporated regions of San Diego County.
The board unanimously 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.
Lamar Park is one of the areas that is being addressed, with 18 people from the park already receiving help.
There are about a dozen homeless people still left in the area, but it is expected that they will also be offered hotel vouchers, temporary housing and additional help to get them back on their feet.
It has been more than three weeks since the homeless camp at Lamar Park popped up, and residents in the area are happy to see the situation finally being addressed.