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