Coast News: More Carlsbad homeless veterans find housing

The Coast News shares Carlsbad’s effective strategies in addressing veteran homelessness.

Carlsbad has invested in its homelessness prevention and intervention programs by allocating financial resources, recruiting experienced staff, and partnering with Community Resource Center. Learn more about Carlsbad’s outreach programs for individuals experiencing homelessness on their website here.

Community Resource Center provides Carlsbad families and individuals experiencing homelessness with case management, housing identification & navigation support, benefit screening, employment assistance, as well as move-in and rental assistance. The Coast News article shares one story of someone who recently benefited from this program:

“One of the notable success stories concerned a 43-year-old woman named Beth, who had been working part-time at a fast-food restaurant but sleeping outside because she couldn’t afford permanent housing. She was referred to the Community Resource Center’s employment and benefits program.

The employment specialist helped her update her resume and prepare for job interviews, allowing Beth to secure a full-time job with higher pay. The program then used flexible funds to place her in a motel room while she settled into her new position before helping her find an affordable room to rent. 

Since then, Beth has been promoted twice at her job and is now a shift leader.”