As part of San Diego City’s effort to reduce homelessness within its borders and beyond, they have partnered with the city of Chula Vista to do so.

In a press statement, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the city of San Diego will transfer its bridge shelter located in the Midway district to the city of Chula Vista to serve individuals experiencing homelessness there as well as neighboring cities.

The shelter has been operated by Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD), which plans to streamline placements into long-term housing using existing vouchers and to repurpose some of its existing capacity within its main campus to accommodate the need for veteran shelter, said the statement.

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas said “We are grateful for the collaboration with the City of San Diego and the generous donation from the Lucky Duck Foundation.”

“I look forward to discussing this at our City Council meeting and moving forward with this important effort to provide services and address homelessness in the South County,” she added.

The Chula Vista Mayor Mary City Council will discuss this issue at its council meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 5 p.m.

San Diego County was the only major Continuum of Care jurisdiction in California that saw a drop in homelessness in 2019, a trend that continued this year with another decrease of 6 percent in the region, the statement said.

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