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Keys to Housing Family Stories

Stories from Eight San Diego Families

San Diegans experiencing family homelessness are a lot like you. Many of them have part or even full time jobs. For some, health or external events landed them behind on bills and they just weren’t able to catch up.

Each one of the families profiled here has faced homelessness and recovered to self-sufficiency with the help of one of San Diego County’s social service agencies. Through these programs, the families here have gained hope and been given a second chance. Not taking anything for granted, each remarkable family expresses a well of gratitude for the support and skills gained through their time in the programs and a knowledge that will carry them forward with new strength and resiliency.

HUD Plans to Close San Diego Office

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced its intent to close sixteen (16) field offices, including  the San Diego field office.   Offices in Sacramento and Fresno are also targeted.  These closures are expected to take effect Read More >

katina

Katina

St. Vincent de Paul Village “When I look back I realize we were on our way to that situation years ago,” Katina reflects. As we sit together in her cozy one bedroom apartment, her two Read More >

sara

Sara

South Bay Community Services “You wouldn’t believe his appetite. He eats everything!” Sara exclaims while motioning proudly to her 12-year old son. Rodell wears athletic shorts, a t-shirt and a big grin when his mom Read More >

ron

Ron

HPRP It’s easy to see that Ron and Cody are related—they are both tall and lean with light blond hair and kind faces. The father and son seem relaxed sitting next to the small pool Read More >

laura

Laura

Crisis House Laura answers the door with wet hair, a smiling seven year-old hanging onto her legs. This mom and her three daughters live in a one-bedroom apartment in South San Diego. What they are Read More >

katie

Katie

North County Lifeline Katie has the proud, satisfied look of a happy new mother. She holds baby Michael gently, clearly still amazed that she played a part in creating this tiny baby. We are sitting Read More >

deborah

Deborah

Crisis House For much of her adult life, Deborah was pretty put-together. She had a professional job and a good relationship with her boyfriend and step-son. When money problems started keeping her up at night Read More >

dawn

Dawn

Solutions 4 Change At 18 Dawn joined the army and  spent the next decade serving her country any way she could. With a good job, decent savings and a daughter who was her best friend, Read More >