Press Releases

Press Releases

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESSNESS AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING ANNOUNCES $31 MILLION IN COMPETITIVE CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM AWARDS

    *** PRESS RELEASE *** DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESSNESS AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING ANNOUNCES $31 MILLION IN COMPETITIVE CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM AWARDS   Wednesday December 21, 2016 Contact: Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing: 415-554-7755   HUD FY 2016 Continuum of Care Program awards San Francisco Continuum of Care a record $31 million in grants, recognizing […]

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Mayor Lee Announces HandUp Gift Card Expansion to New Retail and Redemption Locations Throughout the City

    *** PRESS RELEASE *** MAYOR LEE ANNOUNCES HANDUP GIFT CARD EXPANSION TO NEW RETAIL AND REDEMPTION LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 19, 2016 Contact: Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing: 415-554-7755 HandUp gift cards will be available for sale in retail locations throughout the City and redeemable by people […]

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San Francisco Hosts 2nd Annual West Coast Mayors Summit

San Francisco Hosts 2nd Annual West Coast Mayors Summit Monday, December 12, 2016 Mayors from nine cities convene in San Francisco for two day summit to discuss top priorities, homelessness and resiliency   Mayors of nine West Coast cities from California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington gathered for the 2nd annual West Coast Mayors Summit hosted […]

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Mayor Lee Announces Innovative Public-Private Partnership to Dramatically Reduce Family Homelessness in San Francisco

Mayor Lee Announces Innovative Public-Private Partnership to Dramatically Reduce Family Homelessness in San Francisco   Friday, December 09, 2016 Heading Home Campaign will raise $30M to provide vital rental subsidies to homeless families; reducing chronic homelessness for families   Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Hamilton Families announce The Heading Home Campaign, a public-private partnership between […]

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MAYOR LEE, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESSNESS AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SAN FRANCISCO INTERFAITH COUNCIL ANNOUNCE EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER SCHEDULE

MAYOR LEE, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESSNESS AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SAN FRANCISCO INTERFAITH COUNCIL ANNOUNCE EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER SCHEDULE Winter Shelter Program increases City shelter capacity just in time to meet increased demand from the most vulnerable San Franciscans when the weather gets colder and wetter.   San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. […]

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Mayor Lee Announces New Housing for Chronically Homeless Veterans

Mayor Lee Announces New Housing for Chronically Homeless Veterans Thursday, November 10, 2016 New supportive housing buildings will provide essential housing opportunities for chronically homeless veterans and will move San Francisco closer to ending chronic homelessness for veterans   Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Jeff Kositsky, Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing […]

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Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Announcement: Kerry Abbott Hired as Deputy Director of Programs

Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Announcement: Kerry Abbott Hired as Deputy Director of Programs   On November 1, 2016 Kerry Abbott will join the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) as the Deputy Director for Programs.  Kerry will fill the position being vacated by the retirement of Joyce Crum, the current Deputy Director […]

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For Too Many, Homelessness Begins with Racism

For Too Many, Homelessness Begins with Racism San Francisco Chronicle October 11, 2016 By Jeff Kositsky and Marc Dones A 2011 study found African Americans are more likely than whites to become homeless. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle A 2011 study found African Americans are more likely than whites to […]

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Mayor Lee Announces Key Approvals for the Creation of a New Navigation Center To Serve Homeless Residents

*** PRESS RELEASE ***  MAYOR LEE ANNOUNCES KEY APPROVALS FOR THE CREATION OF A NEW NAVIGATION CENTER TO SERVE HOMELESS RESIDENTS San Francisco Port Commissioners and Dogpatch Neighbors Express Support for the Navigation Center that will Provide Shelter & Services to City’s Most Vulnerable Click here for the full press release. 

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Mayor Lee Opens Second Navigation Center at Civic Center Hotel

MAYOR LEE OPENS SECOND NAVIGATION CENTER AT CIVIC CENTER HOTEL New Navigation Center Provides More Support & Safety for Homeless Residents Living on Streets  San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the opening of the second Navigation Center located at the Civic Center Hotel at 20 12th Street. The Navigation Center is part […]

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