Homelessness

  • Supervisor Lovingood has worked year round with homeless resource providers, the Interagency Council on Homelessness, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s HOPE Team and local municipalities to help solve issues within the homeless community and to secure maximum available grant money to help fund these agencies.
  • When local homeless providers lost access to a winter shelter, Supervisor Lovingood coordinated with the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow to borrow two large military tents for the winter. This was possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of Southern California Edison, the City of Victorville, High Desert Homeless Services, Victor Valley Rescue Mission and the Fairgrounds. The County Office of Emergency Services helped out with heavy-duty heaters. For two years now, the joint effort has provided a warm, dry place for the homeless during cold winter nights.
  • San Bernardino County’s approach to homelessness has received national recognition by assembling coalitions of local government, private-sector and community-based agencies to identify services, housing, and funding opportunities available to assist various sectors of the homeless population. Field surveys show that practically all of our homeless people were San Bernardino County residents or had close ties to the county before they became homeless.
  • In 2018, we celebrated the 1,000th homeless veteran to receive permanent housing in San Bernardino County.
Homeless Encampment