San Diego County homelessness spikes at least 10% since 2020, Task Force finds

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Homelessness in San Diego has grown by at least 10% since 2020, the Regional Task Force on Homelessness revealed Thursday by releasing its 2022 WeAllCount Point-in-Time Count, a one-day snapshot of the minimum number of San Diegans living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe havens and on streets and along riverbeds.

The count found 8,427 people experiencing homelessness across San Diego County, a minimum number.

"Either way you look at it, there are far too many people experiencing homelessness. We are also seeing more families, more people with disabilities, more women, more seniors, and more Black people, so there are some trends we are concerned about. Our Veteran numbers are down 30% from where they were in 2020, so that is very promising," said Tamera Kohler, CEO, The Regional Task Force on Homelessness.

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