Lisa Halverstadt, Voice of San Diego

Lisa Halverstadt

Voice of San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Lisa:

Cash for Trash Program Resumes

This post originally appeared in the Sept. 20 Morning Report. Sign up for the daily newsletter here. An initiative to pay homeless residents to pick up trash twice a week is back on. Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt and contributor Peggy Peattie previously profiled a pilot effort known as the Triangle Project for the triangle-shaped area bounded by […] → Read More

City Setting the Stage to Make Old Central Library a Homeless Shelter

The city has begun initial work to use a portion of the long-vacant old Central Library to shelter homeless residents. → Read More

The Raschke Family Is Home

The Raschke family featured in Voice of San Diego, were finally able to move into a three bedroom apartment all their own last week. → Read More

City Council Approves Controversial Ash Settlement

The San Diego City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday to approve the deal pushed by Mayor Todd Gloria to settle 101 Ash. → Read More

'Thank You for the Hope': How a Pilot Program Helped Homeless Residents and the Community

In 34 days over four months, homeless residents participating in the Triangle Project picked up nearly 45 tons of trash in a triangle-shaped area bounded by National Avenue and 16th and Commercial streets. → Read More

City-Owned Motel Now Temporarily Housing Homeless Seniors

Mayor Todd Gloria’s office revealed Friday that the city’s using a South Bay hotel it bought in 2017 to temporarily shelter homeless residents who are awaiting permanent housing. → Read More

A Closer Look at San Diego’s Homeless Census Results

Here’s a breakdown of the number of homeless residents counted throughout San Diego County. → Read More

Mayor Releases Revised Budget

Mayor Todd Gloria released his revised budget proposal on Tuesday following City Council budget hearings and community input. → Read More

New San Diego Eviction Ban Coming Next Month

A new city of San Diego eviction moratorium meant to protect tenants who aren’t behind on rent is set to begin May 22 after a key sign off from Mayor Todd Gloria. → Read More

San Diego Moving Ahead With Homekey App

The city and county are set to seek roughly $12 million in state homeless housing funds after key votes this week. → Read More

City Quietly Stopped Enforcing Ban on Vehicle Dwellers

San Diego police have stopped enforcing the city’s so-called vehicle habitation ordinance amid an ongoing legal challenge. → Read More

Housing Subsidies Can't Keep Pace with Surging Rents

Despite state policy changes meant to shield low-income renters from massive rent hikes, many San Diegans remain vulnerable as rents skyrocket – and even San Diegans who receive Section 8 assistance or live in affordable housing are feeling the pinch. → Read More

What it Takes to Survive in Our Region

Four individuals gave Voice of San Diego an inside look at their household budgets to show just how much it costs to live in this county. → Read More

Streets of Despair: Street Homelessness Appears to Be Surging in San Diego

Street homelessness and despair appear to be rising on city streets and partial county data shows drug overdose deaths also spiked among homeless residents last year, ushering in renewed calls for new solutions. → Read More

Sheriff Could Be a Republican After All —

The Republican Party of San Diego County endorsed John Hemmerling’s campaign for county sheriff. → Read More

Most Homeless Shelters Still Not Welcoming Newcomers —

Nearly all city shelters remain unable to take in homeless San Diegans amid a continuing spike in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Past Decisions Complicate Efforts to Fill City Jobs Amid Pandemic Crunch —

The city of San Diego is one of many employers struggling to hire workers in an increasingly competitive market. → Read More

Omicron Wave Halts Most City Shelter Intakes —

Most city shelters still aren’t taking in homeless San Diegans amid a continuing spike in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Gloria Wants Public Restrooms Within Five-Minute Walk of Anywhere Downtown —

Mayor Todd Gloria's office last month rejected the notion that the city has struggled to provide adequate public restrooms downtown, but has now launched a data-driven effort to add more public restrooms downtown. → Read More

Cities Are Eyeing Shelters for Their Homeless Populations

Chula Vista, National City, Oceanside and Vista have made moves in recent weeks to welcome new services for their homeless populations. → Read More