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There are more than 9,000 homeless individuals in San Diego and more than 114,000 in California. One of the primary contributors to this number is the lack of affordable housing. Both homelessness and affordable housing are immediate, pressing social and economic issues.

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San Diego State University has a critical role as a local institution of higher education to support the greater San Diego region in finding the best solutions to the multidimensional challenges of homelessness and affordable housing.

Homelessness is a multidimensional challenge that requires a more comprehensive approach. We believe by bringing together experts from different fields and discipline, we will be able to provide a combination of different perspectives on the issue of homelessness.

The Social and Economic Vulnerabilities Initiative (SEVI) is a collaboration between experts from diverse disciplines examining the issues of homelessness and housing in the San Diego region. Together, we research obstacles and solutions to provide answers for policy makers. SEVI brings together community leaders, policy makers, researchers, and students to investigate, propose, and create new innovative solutions to support affordable housing and reduce homelessness.


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