San Diego tent shelter for homeless veterans. Photo by KPBS via YouTube

A $12.5 million program to provide housing for homeless military veterans in San Diego was launched earlier this year by the San Diego Housing Commission, and now officials are ready to announce an update.

According to Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s office, more than 700 homeless veterans have now been enrolled in the “Housing Our Heroes” campaign.

When Faulconer delivered his “State of the City” address at the beginning of the year, he said the program’s goal was to house 1,000 homeless former members of the armed forces.

Although the campaign fell short of its goal, Faulconer and other city officials are scheduled to provide a numbers update Tuesday during a press conference being held at 1 p.m. at an apartment complex housing veterans located at 2401 Howard Ave., North Park.

Faulconer is also expected to announce additional steps being taken to help homeless individuals by providing inclement weather beds during extreme cold weather conditions, investing additional resources in a homeless program and expanding the use of a software system to coordinate care for the homeless.

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