No, that’s not a shelter for some temporary sales event or someone’s wedding. It’s a tent to shelter San Diego’s homeless and provide services to them while they are guest of the city. The goal is to give the homeless safer living conditions and prevent the further spread of Hepatitis A which has already claimed 20 lives.
San Diego has earmarked $6.5 million for three industrial tents to shelter about 700 of the homeless until next June. 65 percent of those who stay are expected to find permanent housing.