OPD developing programs to help city’s homeless

OPD developing programs to help city’s homeless

OCEANSIDE — After receiving complaints from downtown businesses, the Oceanside Police Department is working on developing a program to connect homeless people with services that could help them obtain housing and jobs.

Interfaith CEO retires, merge with CRC suspended

Interfaith CEO retires, merge with CRC suspended

REGION — Richard Batt retired from his position as the CEO of Interfaith Community Services less than two weeks after the North County nonprofit suspended its merger with the Community Resource Center.

Emergency winter shelters banned in downtown beach area

OCEANSIDE — City Council approved churches providing emergency winter shelters, but bans churches in the downtown area from providing shelter for the homeless.

Del Mar OKs zoning change for homeless shelter

DEL MAR — Emergency shelters to accommodate the homeless have been added to the list of allowable uses in the north commercial zone.

Escondido approves area as shelter site

ESCONDIDO — Despite public opposition, Escondido City Council settled on designating more than 70 light-industrial-zoned acres near its western border along San Marcos as a potential emergency homeless shelter site.

Zoning change to allow homeless shelters continued in Del Mar

DEL MAR — A proposal that would modify the zoning in the north commercial zone to accommodate the homeless was continued at the Oct. 7 meeting, even though the change will likely be approved when it is presented again Oct. 21.

Homeless count numbers released

COAST CITIES — The San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless has released its annual “snapshot” of homelessness in the region to provide baseline data for federal funding and local services.

County lobbies HUD for homeless funds

COAST CITIES — San Diego County has the third highest number of homeless people in the country, yet because of an antiquated government formula, it is only eligible to compete for the 18th highest amount of federal funding in the nation for its homeless services.

Council approves RV ordinance

Council approves RV ordinance

CARLSBAD — Introduced at the Jan. 29 City Council meeting, the proposed recreational vehicle ordinance has garnered a wave of passionate responses, including more than 125 written comments submitted to the city.

Volunteers hit streets to count homeless

COAST CITIES — A group of 739 volunteers will soon hit San Diego County streets to collect data on the homeless.