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San Francisco, Benioffs to announce $30 million plan to fight family homelessness

San Francisco, Benioffs to announce $30 million plan to fight family homelessness   San Francisco Chronicle By Jill Tucker December 9, 2016   San Francisco has a $30 million plan that seeks to end family homelessness. City officials were expected to announce Friday a public-private partnership and a plan to house hundreds of families by […]

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San Francisco Mayor Teams With Salesforce CEO on Homeless Aid

San Francisco Mayor Teams With Salesforce CEO on Homeless Aid   by Romy Varghese December 9, 2016 — 5:00 AM EST San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is working with technology-industry leaders to raise $30 million for a program aimed at getting homeless families off the streets, seeking to alleviate a problem made worse by soaring […]

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S.F. Needs More Landlords to Rent to Homeless Veterans

S.F. Needs More Landlords to Rent to Homeless Veterans   San Francisco Chronicle By Leon Winston November 10, 2016   We have seen an unprecedented focus on homelessness in San Francisco this past year from The Chronicle-led SF Homeless Project media coverage, the creation of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and numerous ballot […]

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New Housing for the Homeless Opens on Valencia

New Housing for the Homeless Opens on Valencia   Mission Local  November 3, 2016  By Laura Wenus   San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing announced Wednesday that 244 new permanent supportive housing units will come online over the next three months – 50 of them in the Mission District.   Valencia Street’s Crown […]

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Head of New SF Homelessness Agency Tells It Like It Is

Head of New SF Homelessness Agency Tells It Like It Is By C.W. Nevius September 5, 2016 When I recently attended a neighborhood meeting in the Mission District with Jeff Kositsky, director of the new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, he started with the kind of generic statement we often hear from public officials. […]

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SF Homeless Czar Touts Streamlined Approach, Urges Patience

SF Homeless Czar Touts Streamlined Approach, Urges Patience By Kevin Fagan  San Francisco Chronicle  August 30, 2016  One tent encampment cleared, 77 more to go — not to mention building an entire department devoted to moving thousands of homeless people off the streets. San Francisco’s new homeless czar, Jeff Kositsky, spent an hour talking with […]

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New SF Head of Homelessness Already has a Game Plan in Play

New SF Head of Homelessness Already has a Game Plan in Play San Francisco Chronicle  By Heather Knight August 12, 2016   For fed-up San Franciscans wondering just what City Hall is doing about the frustrating problem of homelessness, Jeff Kositsky’s office whiteboard provides some heartening answers. On Monday, Kositsky officially becomes the director of […]

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The Man Who’s Trying to Clear the Tents from SF’s Streets

The Man Who’s Trying to Clear the Tents from SF’s Streets San Francisco Chronicle  By Kevin Fagan August 12, 2016 The man tasked with leading the most ambitious effort in years to clear San Francisco’s streets of tents began his mission on his knees. Jason Albertson knelt the other day before a wary crowd of […]

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A Formula to Get Homeless Individuals Off the Streets

A Formula to Get Homeless Individuals Off the Streets San Francisco Chronicle  By Jeff Kositsky August 9, 2016   Across America, unsheltered homelessness has become an increasingly visible and persistent challenge. San Francisco is far from alone in this — Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas and cities around the country are facing similar challenges. […]

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Homeless People are Older & Sicker than Ever Before

Mother Jones: Homeless People are Older & Sicker than Ever Before June 30, 2016  “Everything,” Tom Wesley answers when I ask what’s ailing him. Diabetes. Multiple heart attacks. Chronic liver failure. “They’ve told me I’m dying.” Wesley, a towering man in a salmon-colored corduroy shirt buttoned just at the top, is only 54. But for most […]

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