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County third in homeless population; Supervisors to consider push for changes to federal funding formulas


Last updated 3/19/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled this morning to consider whether to push for changes to formulas used by the federal government to determine funding levels for local homeless programs around the country.

A proposal by Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts says the current methods are obsolete and penalizes cities like San Diego, which receives less money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development than it needs.

''These formulas were originally crafted to service high-density populations on the nation's East Coast,'' the supervisors wrote in...

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