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New development will bring 40 units for San Diego homeless



A new development targeted to house the region’s homeless could see an added funding boost with an application announced Thursday by city and county leaders.

The application would net at least $11.8 million for the PATH Villas El Cerrito development from the state’s Project Homekey program, if approved, Mayor Todd Gloria and Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said in a joint release. That’s about half of what’s needed for the effort slated to be built in three phases that ultimately will include a health clinic as well as supportive and affordable housing units.

“Delivering viable opportunities for the unsheltered to leave the streets, get the rehabilitative services they need and put them on a trajectory to thrive is our goal for this new Project Homekey partnership,” Fletcher was quoted as saying.

The homelessness issue has long vexed state and local leaders, potentially worsening as rent and real estate prices in San Diego repeatedly soar to record highs.

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