Councilmember Chris Ward (District 3)

Interim and Permanent Housing Facilities

Interim Housing Facility

In 2015, the City of San Diego transitioned its interim housing facility from a 16-week winter tent system to a year-round indoor housing facility in order to use our limited homeless services funds more effectively. The building includes 350 interim beds, and we expect three times as many people to receive services through this change. The program opened on April 1, 2015 and this transition was fully implemented on July 1, 2015. From April 1 through July 30, 2015:

  • 1,094 unduplicated clients were served;
  • 536 clients exited the program and of that total 285, or 51%, left for permanent or more stable housing; and
  • 467 clients who exited, or 87%, left with one or more source(s) of income during the reporting period.

Permanent Housing Facility

  • Placed more than 750 individuals into permanent or longer term housing;
  • Assisted more than 340 individuals in securing full-time employment;
  • More than 33,000 visits to the on-site health center, providing comprehensive primary care, medical and mental health services;
  • More than 39,000 visits by residents to the PATH Multi-Service Depot;
  • Served more than 112,000 meals to clients in the interim housing program;
  • 70 percent reduction in street homelessness in the surrounding neighborhood (Spring 2010 count of 246, reduced to March 2015 count of 84);
  • More than 1,100 interim housing placements by PATH's outreach team; and
  • More than 5,700 total encounters with homeless individuals through engagement on the streets.