Tag Archives: Homelessness

D9 Looks to Alpha Project for Homeless Outreach

San Diego’s homeless epidemic has become more noticeable in City Heights

By Brian Myers San Diego’s homeless epidemic has become more noticeable in City Heights. Bikes carrying trailers of belongings are parked outside the City Heights Library and groups of people with bedding and bags sleep under trees at the Officer … Continue reading

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Mayor Calls On Landlords to Open Doors to Section 8 Tenants

Photo Credit: The AjA Project By Megan Burks In his State of the City address Thursday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the “Housing Our Heroes” initiative. It calls on landlords to rent to homeless veterans and could be the … Continue reading

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Food Waste Activists Serve Vegetarian Meals At City Heights Park

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers On a Sunday afternoon a group of activists drive their car up to the park next to the City Heights Library and pull a large steaming pot of … Continue reading

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City Heights Homeless on Changes in Their Community

By Brent Jensen, Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Binti Musa and Karla Flores In efforts to positively impact the community, Price Philanthropies and The California Endowment invested an estimated $265 million in City Heights over the past 15 years. The construction … Continue reading

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Voices: Personal Stories of Homelessness in City Heights

By Brent Jensen Brent Jensen is a high school student and member of The AjA Project’s Youth Advisory Council. People void of a support system and unable to attain financial and emotional stability must sometimes reconcile with the reality of … Continue reading

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Section 8, Zero Tolerance and One Family Pushed to the Brink

As zero tolerance falls out of fashion in other sectors, a Clinton-era housing rule remains and puts families at risk of homelessness. Cheryl Canson and her two children know the impact it can have first-hand. Because a family member committed … Continue reading

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