Phil is a retired Navy veteran living in a broken-down RV in San Diego.

Phil


Phil is a retired Navy veteran living in a broken-down RV parked on the streets of San Diego. He worked most of his life, but because of health issues is spending his retirement years as […]

Phil

Phil is a retired Navy veteran living in a broken-down RV parked on the streets of San Diego. He worked most of his life, but because of health issues is spending his retirement years as a vehicle resident, which is the fastest growing demographic of homelessness.

San Diego is about to ban RVs from parking on city streets. I hope they come up with a safe alternative for people to park. Ticketing people like Phil, who have a small fixed income, or no income, will greatly increase taxpayer costs.

Phil simply wants to get his RV fixed so they can all drive to Arkansas to be with family. If you would like to help Phil get his RV repaired please contact Homelessness News San Diego.

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  • destiny68

    This one seems legit, I hope someone can help him get back to Arkansas

  • Lydia D York

    That’s what the millions of dollars funneled to SSVF were meant for, though I doubt they’ll help him. They’ve not helped any vet I know of, so far…

  • Lydia D York

    Shared this to my page: HUD Veteran housing – VASH. Thanks.

  • Lydia D York

    Can your interviewers make it a point to ask homeless vets why they don’t take advantage of the veteran assistance programs? Because, that’s a huge, glaring problem right now – the communication gap between the services available, and getting the information to the vets (then there’s convincing them to apply…). But, yes – please let us know why it doesn’t occur to them to seek help from the VA. I’d like to know.

  • Catie

    i worked in a SSVF program a few years back I don’t think they can use funds towards RVs or Trailers on wheels. It has to be parked.
    Btw in my experience SSVF is a horrible program that helps very few.

  • Lydia D York

    Catie: Thx 4 responding so quickly. Technically, it is “parked” they can’t move. From what I’ve heard – SSVF has a lot of discretionary funding which can be used if they can justify why. Point is – they seem to say “no” more often than “yes”, and that’s untenable. Especially when a guy like this isn’t asking for much…

  • Linda

    He is retired from the Navy. He should have a great pension, possibly get vet benefits as a disabled vet, and free health care. What’s going on here?

  • Lydia D York

    Exactly. That’s why we need the outreach people to ask the questions, because chances are – there’s no good excuse not to get the benefits due them. Sometimes, they just need a gentle nudge in the right direction.

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