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County, homeless service providers ramping up staffing for outreach workers



Homelessness is not just in the city of San Diego. Other communities are grappling with how to house the unsheltered, and the county is stepping in to help.

People Assisting the Homeless, or PATH, was given funding to hire 20 outreach workers. Teams will be dispatched countywide including in the north, central, east and south regions, with the largest numbers working in the east county.

"What you see on the streets everyday requires us all to do things we haven’t done before," said San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher who helped secure the funding. "And our county government hasn’t invested enough and been proactive, but that’s changing."

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