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Safe Parking Encinitas Report

About The Safe Parking Program

Every night, JFS operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living out of their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. The Safe Parking Program provides a welcoming environment, meaningful resources, and dignified support to help individuals and families transition back into permanent housing. With holistic services focused on basic needs assistance, and resource connections to: employment, family wellness, school success, financial education, credit repair, and housing, our goal is to create a pathway out of homelessness while being a support to people where they are now.

Who are the people in the Safe Parking Program?
The people we assist are often experiencing homelessness for the first time, including: veterans, older adults (over the age of 55), college students, and families with young children. Most people in the Safe Parking Program have a source of income, have a job or are looking for work, and need assistance to get themselves and their family back on their feet and into a home. The program is designed to interrupt the downward spiral of homelessness for individuals and families who are working hard to return to living in a place of their own. A majority of our clients struggle with housing affordability, often due to the loss of a job, medical hardship, reduction in work hours, or any other unexpected financial challenge.

Examples of the people who have benefited from Safe Parking Program lots, like the one proposed, include: 

  • Older adults living on a fixed income who cannot afford their rent
  • Community college students trying to make ends meet, while prioritizing their education
  • Families who have fallen on hard times due to an unanticipated medical bill or loss of a job and need assistance connecting to resources
  • Recently transitioned veterans who are struggling to navigate their next steps and find a new job

Utilization Rate of Safe Parking Program Encinitas

June 6–12, 2022
Nightly attendance numbers frequently differ from the number of enrolled participants.

North County M
6
T
7
W
8
Th
9
F
10
S
11
Su
12
Avg’s
Individuals
(Attendance)
22 27 28 26 24 20 23 24
Individuals
(Enrolled)
29 33 33 33 33 33 33 32
Vehicles
(Attendance)
20 22 23 22 20 19 19 21
Vehicles
(Enrolled)
27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Utilization
(Attendance)
80% 88% 92% 88% 80% 76% 76% 83%
Utilization
(Enrollment)
108% 112% 112% 112% 112% 112% 112% 111%

May 30 – June 5, 2022
Nightly attendance numbers frequently differ from the number of enrolled participants.

North County M
30
T
31
W
1
Th
2
F
3
S
4
Su
5
Avg’s
Individuals
(Attendance)
21 24 25 25 23 22 21 23
Individuals
(Enrolled)
34 34 30 29 29 29 29 31
Vehicles
(Attendance)
19 22 23 23 21 20 19 21
Vehicles
(Enrolled)
30 30 28 27 27 27 27 28
Utilization
(Attendance)
76% 88% 92% 92% 84% 80% 76% 84%
Utilization
(Enrollment)
120% 120% 112% 108% 108% 108% 108% 112%

May 23–29, 2022
Nightly attendance numbers frequently differ from the number of enrolled participants.

North County M
16
T
17
W
18
Th
19
F
20
S
21
Su
22
Avg’s
Individuals
(Attendance)
21 22 18 21 20 21 23 21
Individuals
(Enrolled)
34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
Vehicles
(Attendance)
20 21 18 20 19 19 21 20
Vehicles
(Enrolled)
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Utilization
(Attendance)
80% 84% 72% 80% 76% 76% 84% 79%
Utilization
(Enrollment)
120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120%

May 16–22, 2022
Nightly attendance numbers frequently differ from the number of enrolled participants.

North County M
16
T
17
W
18
Th
19
F
20
S
21
Su
22
Avg’s
Individuals
(Attendance)
24 23 22 23 20 20 20 22
Individuals
(Enrolled)
34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
Vehicles
(Attendance)
22 22 21 22 19 19 19 21
Vehicles
(Enrolled)
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Utilization
(Attendance)
88% 88% 84% 88% 76% 76% 76% 82%
Utilization
(Enrollment)
120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120%

May 9–15, 2022
Nightly attendance numbers frequently differ from the number of enrolled participants.

North County M
9
T
10
W
11
Th
12
F
13
S
14
Su
15
Avg’s
Individuals
(Attendance)
19 22 23 22 25 23 24 23
Individuals
(Enrolled)
34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
Vehicles
(Attendance)
19 21 22 21 24 22 22 22
Vehicles
(Enrolled)
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Utilization
(Attendance)
76% 84% 88% 84% 96% 88% 88% 86%
Utilization
(Enrollment)
120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120%

May 2–8, 2022
Nightly attendance numbers frequently differ from the number of enrolled participants.

North County M
2
T
3
W
4
Th
5
F
6
S
7
Su
8
Avg’s
Individuals
(Attendance)
26 25 22 22 23 24 21 23
Individuals
(Enrolled)
34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
Vehicles
(Attendance)
24 23 20 20 21 22 20 21
Vehicles
(Enrolled)
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Utilization
(Attendance)
96% 92% 80% 80% 84% 88% 80% 86%
Utilization
(Enrollment)
120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120% 120%

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