Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City will open a new Navigation Center and lease an additional 200 units of housing for the homeless. The new Navigation Center, which will begin accepting clients in two months, will be located at the Civic Center Hotel, which will be expanded with additional supportive services. Mayor Lee also announced the addition of 200 new units to the City’s supportive housing portfolio to provide additional exits to clients of the Navigation Center system.
“Living on our City’s streets is unhealthy and unsafe, and we are helping people stabilize their lives and end their homelessness through our Navigation Centers,” said Mayor Lee. “In the last year alone, we have helped nearly 400 homeless San Franciscans leave the streets by removing barriers that prevent people from accessing the services they need to turn their lives around. Working together with the Board of Supervisors and partners like the Interfaith Council and Community Housing Partnership, we are doubling down on homeless programs and services we know work to improve the lives of people in need.”
An update on Civic Center Health and Cleanliness Pilot Program from the City Administrator:
In San Francisco, checking out a book from the Main Library, attending a Symphony concert or going to City Hall for a marriage license can mean confronting some of the most egregious examples of the city's drug and homelessness problems. For years, Civic Center has been a grim showcase for the city's worsening heroin and...
With up to 9,000 units of housing expected to be built within the boundaries of San Francisco’s burgeoning Hub District, which is off-centered around the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the plan to guide the development of the neighborhood’s “Public Realm” (i.e., all the space between the buildings and towers) has been drafted.
The Draft Public Realm Plan sets forth the vision for how the neighborhood’s streets, alleys and open spaces could be designed, with specific recommendations for which streets, alleys and open spaces should be redesigned and a host of design strategies and examples.
See SF Planning's draft plan here: default.sfplanning.org/plans-a...
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.
Wonder if SF could start a program similar to Albuquerque -youtu.be/WFmsOrTpKn8
Project Everyday Connect
Every Day Connect works directly with those seeking services, as well as with case managers and staff from other agencies, to make connections to services and resources on a daily basis. We connect you to hard-to-access resources, services, and goods. These resources can help you make a successful transition from homelessness to housing. Whether you are a case manager referring a client or an individual in need of services, we will work with you to meet your resource or service needs. We serve the most vulnerable San Franciscans by delivering services in the office and via phone. Our intention is to streamline service delivery to close the gap between service and need.
This is such an interesting program:
"Soccer taught me how to pace myself and control my anger," said Sykes-Purdiman, who found a single-room occupancy hotel with the help of the city's homeless services. "It took me a while to get adjusted to socializing."
Soccer helps homeless get off street, into life Sometimes it's on a rubber soccer pitch, like the one set up this weekend at the Embarcadero's Justin Herman Plaza. On Saturday, the league held its first West Coast tournament at Justin Herman Plaza, just blocks from the wooden overhang at Fisherman's Wharf where she was living last year. [...]...
More demand for services than there is supply. Not all panhandlers are homeless. Try living it up on $450/mo-SF General Assistance.
Many more can be found at National Day of Service 2013, in observation of MLK day.
The Benioff Foundation is matching any grant to Catholic Charities CYO's Star Community Home, up to $250,000.