“When it comes to finding housing for people formerly living on the street, we will pursue any and every avenue imaginable and this is the latest example of that commitment.”
A surface parking lot behind the federal courthouse at Seventh and Mission streets in San Francisco will become the site of the city's largest housing development for formerly homeless people, thanks to a deal struck this week between city officials and the federal government.
The city will lease the parking lot for three years while it pulls...
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"In the biggest donation of its kind ever made to San Francisco, the Tipping Point Community charitable organization is pledging $100 million to try to cut the chronically homeless population in half over five years — an ambitious goal for a city that has long wrestled with a street population teeming with people with seemingly intractable problems.
The money will be used to create permanent housing for street campers, improve aid for people with mental illness and other causes of homelessness, and help the city haul in more state and federal funding, according to the charity and city program directors."
In the biggest donation of its kind ever made to San Francisco, the Tipping Point Community charitable organization is pledging $100 million to try to cut the chronically homeless population in half over five years — an ambitious goal for a city that has long wrestled with a street population teeming with people with seemingly intractable...
SF supervisors compromise on plan for 6 new homeless shelters:
San Francisco supervisors unanimously passed a plan Tuesday to open a half dozen innovative homeless shelters in the city, after requirements for centers where alcoholics could drink and drug users could legally shoot up were put on the back burner. Supervisor David Campos helped clear the way for passage when he amended his homeless shelter...
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"San Francisco officials are going forward with a plan to use off-site modular construction to build supportive housing for the homeless, a move that could save time and money, but has long been regarded as politically untenable because of opposition from the building trade unions.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, known as MOHCD, is set to issue a request for proposals for a developer capable of building a 250-unit housing complex using modular construction on a parking lot owned by the federal government at Seventh and Mission streets. Building the modules in an off-site factory will cut costs by 20 percent and speed up production by 30 to 40 percent, the city estimates.
The project marks the first time San Francisco’s powerful building trades, which have long had an iron grip on multifamily development in the city, have agreed not to oppose modular construction for projects aimed at housing formerly homeless people."
San Francisco officials are going forward with a plan to use off-site modular construction to build supportive housing for the homeless, a move that could save time and money, but has long been regarded as politically untenable because of opposition from the building trade unions.
The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community...
With the help of $10M in state funding, we'll expand compassionate & common sense programs to #endhomelessness in #SF twitter.com/mayoredlee/status/...
SFHAC-member Panoramic Interests has proposed creating up to 1,000 homes for formerly homeless residents using prefabricated steel construction. But this idea has made little headway in San Francisco because of concerns from trade unions and unwillingness from city staff to devote public land to such a project. The SF Chronicle reports on this and other solutions underway to address homelessness.
The best way to pull the hardest-core, most visible homeless people off the streets of San Francisco is to provide them with supportive housing — rooms or apartments in buildings with counselors on-site to shepherd them through the addictions, mental or other afflictions that had ruined their lives. The city has placed 14,000 people into...
The City of Los Angeles is issuing a bond to finance housing for the homeless - neighborly.com/issuance/la-201...
Invest in addressing homelessness and earn interest! The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to finance certain projects for providing affordable housing for the homeless and for those in danger of becoming homeless. Please note that Series A bonds are taxable
Inspiration from Seattle ...
"Amazon will give roughly half of the six-story building to the shelter, providing it with 47,000 square feet of space with private rooms that can hold 65 families, or about 220 people and their pets. The facility, expected to open in early 2020, will have its own entrance and elevators."
Sup. Farrell breaks down the impact of the federal budget on homelessness in SF:
"Trump’s budget would cut the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget by more than 12 percent and would devastate our local efforts to reduce homelessness. San Francisco is one of the largest recipients of HUD funding to help house the homeless in the country — it’s close to 25 percent of our overall homelessness budget. We regularly beat other cities across the country in fiercely competitive funding proposals because of our obvious need, but also because of innovations we continue to make addressing homelessness, like the Navigation Centers. Cutting funding would be a complete disaster for San Francisco.
The proposed budget cuts would also hurt our ability to help the formerly homeless remain housed. It would be devastating for veterans, families, and low-income populations who depend on HUD assistance to secure housing. Investing in housing for the homeless and the low-income helps save the city millions in emergency, health care, and other public services."
Government budgets are moral documents. They are a true reflection of a government’s priorities and values. Budgets detail exactly how…