“Tony’s epic bravery and eloquence while honest and vulnerable is what will put a face to change. I will never view homelessness the same way again.”
“Due the expansiveness and complexity surrounding this issue, it can feel almost impossible to address it in a meaningful way. But as your film highlights, there is a path forward as long was we are dedicated, strategic, and accountable.”
This movie focuses on the regional plan. It turns out this plan will not be created (see third heading from top).
Update November 1st, 2018: Gordon Walker has left the RTFH to do work with his church abroad. Tamera Kolher, the very talented COO, is taking over as CEO of the task force for the time being and will likely become the permanent CEO. The City of San Diego is working on a homelessness plan with Ann Oliva, Senior Policy Advisor at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, a respected consulting group in this field. Rumor is also that Focus Strategies may continue the creation of a regional plan for San Diego County in the near future.
The full movie is above and the trailer is below.
August 2017 – When Tony ends up homeless after losing his job as a waiter in San Diego, he is faced with the daily struggles of life on the streets. His search for housing begins, but then turns into a quest for solutions to homelessness, not just for himself, but for thousands people living on the streets across the county. The investigation takes him to the top levels of government locally, but also to regions across the country where progress is being made. What do communities do to significantly reduce homelessness? What is happening in San Diego? And does Tony find housing?