TODD GLORIA RELEASES PLAN TO END CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS AS MAYOR
Gloria is the Only Candidate to Commit to Ending Chronic Homelessness, Make Homelessness Top Priority
SAN DIEGO, CA – Highlighting his record as a leading voice for homelessness solutions and reflecting what will be his top priority as Mayor of San Diego, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) released his first policy plan of his Mayoral campaign: ending chronic homelessness in San Diego. Today’s release solidifies Assemblymember Gloria as the only Mayoral candidate who is committed to ending chronic homelessness in the City of San Diego.
“San Diego cannot claim to be ‘America’s Finest City’ or a great city when thousands of people live unsheltered and dying on our streets. It’s time to stop the band-aids, temporary solutions, and bad policy from City Hall on this issue,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “As Mayor, my administration will prioritize ending chronic homelessness. I will focus the City’s energy and resources on results-oriented programs proven to get homeless individuals off the streets, connected to services and back on their feet.”
Assemblymember Gloria’s plan to end chronic homelessness centers on four key tenets: strong Executive leadership, data-driven decision making, Housing First, and regional collaboration. Assemblymember Gloria’s full homelessness plan can be accessed at www.toddgloria.com
A former San Diego Housing Commissioner, San Diego City Councilmember, Council President, and Interim Mayor, Assemblymember Gloria has been a leading advocate and an outspoken voice on homelessness in San Diego.
As a City Councilmember and chair of the Regional Continuum of Care Council, Assemblymember Gloria transitioned the city’s interim housing facility from a 16-week winter tent system to a year-round indoor facility consisting of 350 interim beds. This changed resulted in over a thousand clients served and more than 500 graduated out of the program. In addition, he opened Connections Housing in Downtown San Diego providing 223 permanent supportive housing units and helped secure millions in state and federal dollars for homelessness.
Assemblymember Gloria is the Democratic-endorsed candidate for San Diego Mayor in 2020. The primary election will be held on March 3, 2020 and the general election will be held on November 3, 2020. If elected, Assemblymember Gloria would be the City of San Diego’s first LGBT person and the first person of color elected Mayor.