Turning the Key

Turning the Key

Tonight, over 9,100 men, women and children in San Diego will be without a home.

With the 4th largest homeless population in the country and the 2nd largest population of homeless veterans, it may seem like nothing can be done. At Father Joe’s Villages, we see a brighter future.

The Connection between Housing and Homelessness

National studies tell us that the leading factor that most heavily contributes to homelessness is a lack of affordable housing. With the nation’s lowest rental vacancy rate and the loss of thousands of single-room occupancy hotels over the last six years, low-income housing in San Diego is more difficult to find than ever before. Moreover, without permanent homes available to house exiting clients, homeless services organizations are overwhelmed. It’s no wonder that the number of unsheltered individuals and families is on the rise.

Making an Impact

To solve big problems, we need big solutions.  That’s why Father Joe’s Villages has devised a plan that will provide 2,000 units of affordable housing to our neighbors in need. By providing the necessary housing – the component our region’s homeless services infrastructure needs most – we will be able to move people from the streets into their own homes far more effectively. The plan targets downtown San Diego—the region’s most impacted neighborhood—but has potential to change the way we approach homelessness throughout our county and beyond. The plan is designed to be:

  • Replicable & Scalable
  • Compatible with Current and Future Plans
  • Completely Self-Sustaining

The Key to Addressing Homelessness is in our Hands

In order for San Diego to address this growing problem, we must create a homeless services system that is able to quickly find the affordable homes that will allow individuals to permanently end their homelessness.


Join us. Share in our vision of a brighter future for all. Help San Diego truly be America’s Finest City.

For more information, please call us at 1-800-HOMELESS.

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