Why are laws against sleeping in vehicles not enforced in San Francisco? Is it equitable to residents that laws are not enforced? Why is living and sleeping in vehicles on the streets of San Francisco tolerated?
Letter to the Editor: Mayor Breed’s Questionable Choices for Oversight Board
Are we missing something, or is it true that none of Mayor Breed’s four nominees for the Homelessness and Supportive Housing Oversight Board seem to have any experience or credentials in dealing with the problems of homeless citizens?
Commentary: Julie Pitta
The job of a journalist is to inform and educate. The discussion prompted by last month’s column on homelessness made me realize, all too painfully, that many of my Richmond neighbors hold mistaken beliefs about unhoused people. Some of those misconceptions, intended or not, seem tailor-made to justify denying unhoused people the support they so desperately need.
Commentary: Julie Pitta
Despite a recent court order banning them, city workers swept homeless settlements during some of the worst weather in recent San Francisco history. At the time, Mayor London Breed was out of town, first in Napa partying with wealthy political donors before jetting off to Las Vegas to watch a 49ers game in a private box on the 50-yard line.
‘The Front Steps’: How Many Vacant Homes Does the Richmond Have?
Vacancy rates became a point of controversy in San Francisco in recent years, with advocates for the homeless and those in danger of eviction pointing out that there are more vacant homes […]
Commentary: How to Be an Ally to Our Unhoused Neighbors
Earlier this month, the Coalition on Homelessness released a damning report on our City’s efforts to support homeless San Franciscans.
City Grapples With Homelessness as Haight Safe Sleeping Site Closes
The closure of a Safe Sleeping campsite for homeless people at the corner of Haight and Stanyan streets last month, and a new housing proposal for that site, are raising questions about how the City is dealing with such issues in a post-pandemic world.
Press Release: Zion Lutheran Church and School Steps Out to Help End Homelessness
The mission of Lutheran Social Services is to help people overcome some of life’s most difficult obstacles such as homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction or disaster.
Commentary: A Compassionate Approach to Homelessness
Julie Pitta discusses interesting alternatives to how San Francisco can respond to unhoused people in crisis.
City Hall: Connie Chan
Becoming homeless could happen to many of us – 59% of Americans are just one paycheck away from becoming homeless.
Advocacy Groups Collaborate to Help Homeless Neighbors
A broad coalition of community groups led by Richmond District Rising (RDR) has teamed up for a drive to collect and deliver clothing and supplies to the neighborhood’s homeless. The drive’s organizers also hope to raise awareness about the vulnerability of our unhoused neighbors, especially during the winter months.
Letter to the Editor: ‘We Hold These Truths’
After walking in the cold San Francisco rain yesterday, seeing the
ever-growing dehumanized number of homeless, I couldn’t help but feel
an accomplice. Once access to shelter and sanitation are lost,
Letter to the Editor: We Need a Big Plan to Address Poverty, Homelessness
A plan to disrupt the “cycles of poverty and homelessness” needs big ideas and big money, like Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s plan to cut as much as $350 billion from Pentagon spending.
Supervisor Fewer writes to her constituents regarding the homeless encampments in the Richmond.
City Explores Homeless Camps in Public Parks During Crisis
Richmond and Sunset supervisors have asked Golden Gate Park’s General Manager Phil Ginsburg to review facilities in the park that could be used for homeless camps during COVID-19.