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Vista, Oceanside, San Diego Awarded $4.3 Million to Address Homeless Crisis


Vista, Oceanside and San Diego are the first three recipients of grants from a $10 million county fund to address the homelessness crisis in the region, it was announced Tuesday.

Nathan Fletcher, chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, said more than half the county's fund remains available following the total of $4.3 million awarded to the three cities Tuesday.

"We are proud to support Vista, Oceanside and San Diego in their fight against homelessness by awarding these grants," he said. "Their proposals are the types of projects we wanted to support. Each offers shelter, a safe environment and access to services that will help people get back on their feet.

"I wish more cities would have applied," Fletcher said. "The issue of homelessness affects our entire region and I was disappointed only three cities came to us with their plans. We have a little more than $5 million left and we're reaching back out to cities to encourage them to participate."

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