Homeless shelters activated downtown as region braces for cold temperatures

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SAN DIEGO – Homeless shelters have been activated in the downtown area again Saturday night, as the region braces for more cold temperatures, according to officials.

The Inclement Weather Shelter Program at Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing Downtown for homeless San Diegans was reactivated by the city in partnership with the Housing Commission.

Shelter nights are provided during severe weather conditions, either 50 degrees or below or a 40 percent chance of rain.

Check-in at the Father Joe’s Villages shelter was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at 1501 Imperial Ave., with room for up to 250 people.

A meal was scheduled to be provided and checkout was set for Sunday at 5 a.m.

Another shelter at 1250 Sixth Ave. was being set up for 30 people.

Check in was between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., with check-out at 7 a.m. Sunday. A meal was to be provided there as well.