Measure X - Homelessness Reduction Aid

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In November 2018, Measure X proposed to raise the sales tax in Oceanside by 1/2 cent for a period of seven years to fund public safety programs, infrastructure improvements, road repairs, and aid for homelessness.  Measure X passed on November 6, 2018 by 55.7% of Oceanside voters. Starting April 1, 2019, the sales tax rate in Oceanside is 8.25% for seven years.   

Measure X History and More Information

This page will highlight homelessness-related items funded by Measure X revenue to reduce and eliminate homeless in Oceanside.

In Year One, the Measure X budget included:

  • The addition of a second Oceanside Police Department Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), along with a HOT van - $379,477

  • Expanded work by the OPD Crime Suppression Team to focus on homeless-related crimes - $650,000

  • A Homeless Reunification Program to assist homeless people in reuniting with loved ones who may be a distance away, using the Traveler's Aid model - $11,328

  • A Homeless Diversion / Prevention Program which includes providing assistance to move into a unit, including funding for credit checks and security deposits - $74,687

  • Bridge Housing to shelter vulnerable homeless residents (generally people with disabilities or elderly) who are in the process of obtaining permanent housing.  Bridge Housing is provided for through a contract with Interfaith Community Services - $237,974

  • A Landlord Incentive Program was developed to offer a one-time payment to landlords who rent to homeless people with Section 8 Vouchers - $76,011

  • Contract Sobering Services for a short-term spot for homeless residents to stay while sobering up and entering a longer-term addiction reduction program.  This program is budgeted for, but not yet up and running - $500,000

The Year Two Spending Plan was approved by the City Council in June 2020.  Year Two Plan

  

Formerly homeless resident moves into Bridge Housing, March 2020 (below).

  

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