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Housing Affordability and Homelessness

The lack of affordable housing is one of the biggest societal challenges facing our region. There is nothing that makes this more apparent than the number of homeless people taking shelter in the canyons and the streets of our communities. But it also impacts our economy and the ability of our kids and grandkids to find jobs that can support the cost of living in the region. In response to this, Supervisor Fletcher is aggressively pushing to increase affordable housing being built in each of our communities. He is supporting programs such as “No Place Like Home” and the “Innovative Housing Trust Fund” which increases the construction of permanent supportive and affordable housing units throughout the County. Additionally, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Supervisor Fletcher to his Homelessness & Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force where he will help develop a statewide approach to address homelessness and housing unaffordability. 


News: Housing Affordability and Homelessness

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Comments on Governor Newsom’s Homeless Plans announced during 2020 State of the State


Today Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a path forward on homelessness that is actionable and shows his commitment to addressing the challenge our state faces.

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Board Authorizes County to Move Forward with Plans for Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool, Regional Task Force on Homeless Partnership


As a member of the Governor’s Council on Regional Homeless Advisors, I am thankful our board voted to continue progress towards innovative solutions to tackle our housing and homelessness crisis.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher & Other Homeless Advisors Make Recommendations to Governor Newsom


Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, in his appointed role to the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, together with the other 12 members of the Council today presented an interim set of recommendations for how to address homelessness in a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and unveiled them during a press briefing in Sacramento.

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Gov. Newsom Announces CA Homeless Fund


We stand with Governor Newsom's efforts to tackle homelessness in California. We must use all available resources to build more affordable housing and deliver behavioral health services to homeless populations in order to effectively address this crisis.

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Statement: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Reacts to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Homelessness


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County-Supported Housing Navigation Center a Step Forward for San Diego


This month, the Housing Navigation Center opened its doors to an eager community of unsheltered residents of downtown San Diego.

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Board Approves Supervisor Fletcher’s Proposal for a Flexible Funds for Housing Program (Flex Pool)


The homeless crisis facing San Diego requires us to be not only creative and innovative in seeking solutions, but collaborative, cities and counties working together with nonprofits and the private sector.

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Supervisor Fletcher Announces Proposal for Housing Subsidy Program


Today Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced a new policy proposal for the County of San Diego to assist unsheltered individuals, veterans, and seniors on fixed incomes with gap funding for direct rental assistance and other housing related expenses so they can secure permanent housing quickly and without barriers.

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White House report urges deregulation to reduce homelessness


Excerpts from San Diego Union Tribune article: County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a member of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, blasted the report.

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Broad Coalition of Leaders Launch New Homeless Outreach Pilot Program


The following statement was released after a joint press conference with City, County, and community leaders to announce Connect Hillcrest, a new community-driven, civic initiative dedicated to providing coordinated and concentrated street outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the impacted Hillcrest area.

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Hundreds of County Employees to Help Count the Homeless


Excerpts from CBS 8 story: A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.

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