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The San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego joins national initiative to end veteran homelessness

March 26, 2021

SAN DIEGO — The city of San Diego is joining a national initiative to address homelessness by focusing on specific populations, a model that has proven effective in ending chronic or veterans homelessness in 14 other communities.

The local effort will kick off with a focus on homeless veterans. The plan involves a monthly count of homeless veterans and a monthly tally of how many veterans have been housed.

When the number of homeless veterans is less than the number of veterans a community has proven it can house in a month, the community has reached a goal of functional zero under the initiative Built for Zero, led by Community Solutions.