Shelter closure sends 200 homeless back to the streets
Future options weighed as winter shelter closes
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 9:47 p.m.
Johnny Villar headed back out as the city of San Diego's winter shelter for the homeless closed Wednesday. Since it opened Nov. 25, more than 800 people were given shelter for various lengths of time, according to Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project for the homeless.
Hans Steinmetz said goodbye to Alpha Project staff member Melisha Fisher yesterday morning before leaving the city’s temporary winter shelter in downtown San Diego’s East Village. Steinmetz plans to return to Germany.
More than 200 homeless people reverted to the streets Wednesday night after the city closed its temporary winter shelter earlier in the day. MORE