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The City of Carlsbad is committed to addressing the problem of homelessness in our community and has devoted local resources toward this goal. To meet the goals of the City Council's 5-Year Strategic Plan, staff have developed an updated Homelessness Action Plan to reduce homelessness and its effects on the community.
The Homelessness Action Plan continues the city's strategy of focusing on programs that will make the biggest difference for Carlsbad.
Staff provide regular progress updates to the City Council on the progress made toward reducing homelessness and its effects on the community. The most recent semiannual report was shared in June 2023.
Fiscal Year 2022-23 first semiannual report (July 1 - Dec. 31, 2022)
Fifth quarterly report (July 1 - Sept. 30, 2022)
Fourth quarterly report (April 1 - June 30, 2022)
Third quarterly report (Jan. 1 - March 31, 2022)
Second quarterly report (Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021)
First quarterly report (July 1 - Sept. 30, 2021)
On Tuesday, the City Council accepted a $2.3 million state grant that will help address homeless encampments in the downtown Village area. One of the City Council's top goals is to prevent and reduce homelessness and its effects on our community.
The city’s homeless response team provided an update to the City Council at this week’s meeting, noting the city's progress in the first half of the fiscal year, which lasted from July through December 2022.
06/23/2023 9:16 AM
The number of people experiencing homelessness in Carlsbad has decreased by 13% since 2022, based on the latest regional count, released June 8. Get the data.
One of the City Council's top goals is to prevent and reduce homelessness and its effects on our community. On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council approved $545,490 in federal grants for local organizations with programs that prevent and reduce homelessness, preserve affordable housing and provide fa
The City Council approved actions that will continue the city’s progress on reducing homelessness and its effects on the local community.
02/08/2023 6:18 PM
The City of Carlsbad has secured a $2 million grant from the County of San Diego to expand Carlsbad’s only homeless shelter to be able to serve women and those with children for the first time in the shelter’s 30-year history.
The City of Carlsbad helped 18 people experiencing homelessness find permanent housing between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2022, one of several key milestones toward the city’s goal of reducing homelessness.
On September 28, at 5:25 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of a bicyclist down near the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Breakwater Road.
The City of Carlsbad helped 62 people experiencing homelessness transition into permanent housing during the 2021-22 fiscal year.
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The City of Carlsbad has a unique program that connects people who need jobs with people who need workers.
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The Carlsbad City Council approved two agreements this week aimed at creating opportunities for lower-income residents and people experiencing homelessness.
City staff reported Tuesday that steady progress continues on efforts to reduce homelessness in Carlsbad.
06/09/2022 1:30 PM
This week the City Council approved a grant to enhance clinical services at Carlsbad’s only emergency homeless shelter, another step in the city’s work to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Carlsbad.
The number of people experiencing homelessness in Carlsbad has decreased by 20% since 2020, while the countywide number increased by 10%, based on the latest regional count, released May 19.
05/19/2022 3:01 PM
The Carlsbad City Council approved $527,154 in federal grants to help low and moderate income residents, with a focus on increasing and preserving affordable housing a reducing homelessness.
05/10/2022 7:20 PM
The City of Carlsbad helped 15 people experiencing homelessness get into permanent housing in the second quarter of this fiscal year. This brings the total to 31 who have successfully transitioned off the streets since the city’s fiscal year began July 1.
The City Council approved a new contract Tuesday with the Community Resource Center to provide rapid re-housing assistance and case management services to 60 individuals and households experiencing homelessness in Carlsbad find a permanent home.
During the first three months of the fiscal year, the City of Carlsbad transitioned 16 people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing, made 28 shelter placements, cleaned up encampments, and updated city laws to address camping, aggressive panhandling and other quality of life concerns.
12/08/2021 10:55 AM
The City Council took actions Tuesday that will address public safety and quality-of-life concerns related to homelessness and public spaces, while pursuing two new long-term solutions: