East Village is gentrifying. New development is turning the former warehouse district into a neighborhood filled with luxury condos, bars and restaurants. But street homelessness hasn’t disappeared; in fact, it’s up 80 percent since last summer, nearly triple what it was in 2013.
So what’s behind that spike?
On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt explain how homelessness continues to explode in the East Village and the history behind it.