Let's Learn About Homelessness Together

Some Basics to Start Your Journey

California's homelessness crisis, and possible solutions, explained

An easy-to-read pre-pandemic article on major aspects of homelessness in California, from CalMatters - a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture

Yes, Homelessness Is a Housing Problem

“Homelessness is a housing problem” is a controversial take among many people (mostly those who have homes) in regions like San Diego.

Stories and Portraits of San Diego Homelessness

Capturing the images and stories of San Diegans experiencing homelessness can dismantle stereotypes and bias associated with homelessness, says photographer and Humanity Shower founder Justin Verdan

Where Does All the California Money Go?

CalMatters explains where California's billions spent on homelessness goes - what's working and what's not

Recent News & Articles of Interest

Basic US housing completion stats are just devastating to NIMBY talking points--and honestly, it surprised me too.

America has never built so little housing per person since records began.

We haven't yet surpassed historic lows of pre-2009 *recessions*
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This is an important perspective that is being minimized by entrenched homeowners. As a city, if we are serious about solving our housing affordability and homelessness issues, we must allow for more density in areas where it makes sense and the University community is ideal. https://t.co/uig3CpSTkk
Hanan Scrapper, PATH's regional director of San Diego, shares, "We need to build more affordable units and more permanent supportive housing. We're at a humanitarian crisis at this point." Read more at @livewell_sd. https://t.co/OXKhRepPrK
We all need a place to call home and rest after a hard day of work. By intentionally restoring ourselves and our communities, we center collective power and solidarity in our #HousingJustice efforts. #HomesForAll https://t.co/pOZkKAUsTZ Giv4SDHomeless photo
Thank you to our coastal supporters! We have offered assistance to over 4,200 people in Oceanside alone! Your help makes a difference!

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The Legacy of San Diego's Racial Housing Discrimination

City of San Diego redlining map
  • Housing discrimination underpins the staggering wealth gap between blacks and whites

    The Economic Policy Institute explains how "The median white American family has twelve times the wealth that their black counterparts have . . . Systemic, legalized housing discrimination prevented black families from having a piece of the American Dream of homeownership."

  • Redlining & Coastal Access Inequity

    The Surfrider Foundation discusses why historic redlining still means that "communities of color often lack representation in coastal planning conversations around protections for public beach access, public infrastructure, and private homes."ere.

Explore in More Depth

Homelessness is very complicated. There are multiple causes, multiple ways to address it, and an overwhelming number of terms and acronyms to learn. Here's the beginning of a deeper dive. Let us know what additional resources or information would be helpful to increase understanding at [email protected] or on twitter @giv4sdhomeless.

  • What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

    PSH combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services for those experiencing chronic homelessness

  • What is Rapid Re-Housing?

    RRH helps identify housing, provides rental and move-in assistance, and case management to quickly and effectively assist those recently experiencing homelessness

  • Recent research from San Diego universities

    Read summaries, or link to the full articles, of recent local research supported by the Lucky Duck Foundation.

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