City Council Approves Agreement
To address the growing homeless crisis in Oceanside and to mitigate community impacts, the Oceanside City Council took the next step at its meeting on November 17 to advance Oceanside's first year-round homeless shelter. They approved construction costs and an operating agreement with the San Diego Rescue Mission for the shelter at the centrally-located 3131 Oceanside Boulevard property.
The shelter will be solely for people residing or working in Oceanside and will be committed to providing a safe, low-barrier to entry facility. Services are to include stabilization and supportive assistance to connect people to income, public benefits, medical and mental health services, permanent housing, or other appropriate housing program solutions that are client centered. This program will use a person-centered, trauma-informed care model.
SHELTER TO INCLUDE:
The coming shelter is in addition to many other programs to assist Oceanside residents facing homelessness. More information.
ANOTHER COMING PROJECT
59 Permanent Supportive Housing Units for Homeless Oceanside Residents
In June 2021, the City Council committed $3.5 million and 59 section 8 housing vouchers towards a 60-unit affordable housing development to be built on Greenbrier Drive. The project includes $6 million in state funds, along with private sector funding.
50 studio apartments and nine one-bedroom apartments will provide permanent supportive housing for homeless Oceanside residents. Five of the units will be specifically for Veterans. 29 of the units will be set aside for adults with disabilities. Nine 1-bedroom apartments will house extremely low-income Oceanside families. One unit will house an on-site manager.
The residents will be provided with, and assertively encouraged to take advantage of, on-site supportive services for physical and mental healthcare, Veterans' programs and other needed services. Construction of the complex is expected to start in late 2022 and be completed by late 2024. More information
NEW NORTH COUNTY RESOURCES
REPORTING COMMUNITY IMPACTS