"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...
For many San Franciscans, PHC events have become a regular part of volunteering and community service experiences. If you have never been to a Community Day of Service but are interested in learning more about future volunteer opportunities and better understand how PHC provides care with dignity, we have a wonderful opportunity to get to know us better!
Our Acting CEO, Meghan Freebeck, would love to show you the impact of the event and tell you more about ways to get involved in the future.
Email Meghan.Freebeck@sfdph.org by Friday, October 6th (space is limited), to set up a scheduled time to meet Meghan and see why Project Homeless Connect's "one-stop-shop" model was named a Best Practice by HUD and has since been replicated in over 200 communities world wide!
Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Volunteer registration is open and shift options are all-day, morning, or afternoon (unless otherwise noted). We need support in the following areas:
Check-in (only all-day shifts, 8:30am - 3:30pm)
Housing and Shelter Information
Nurses (MA Nursing and RN/LV)
Breakdown (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Please register on our volunteer portal by October 4th to ensure we have the space and to accommodate placements. Sign up and secure your spot!
Join us on Tuesday, October 10 for "Give Me Shelter: How the Bay Area is Tackling Its Housing Crisis," a conversation about the ways in which the region is advocating, innovating and building in order to keep Bay Area residents in their homes.
In the past five years, Bay Area home prices have surged by an astounding average of 72 percent. Now, more than 1.5 million local households pay over half of their income in rent, and even six-figures is considered low income in certain parts of the Bay Area. For the first time, the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors are working together on creative solutions to produce and preserve affordable homes for all residents.
Hear from a panel of influential local leaders who are working to ensure that people of all backgrounds can continue to call the Bay Area home.
RSVP here: www.commonwealthclub.org/event...
Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Volunteer registration is now open and most service areas have availability. Sign up and secure your spot!
Please register through our volunteer portal - phc.force.com/VOLC_Login. Returning volunteers can use the same email and password from our old system. New users will create a new account, or log in through social platforms.
A suggested donation of $35 can make a huge difference - whether or not you are able to join us on October 11th! $35 will help us provide additional services at the Large Scale Service Day, a hygiene kit of basic needs for health and dignity packed by Simply the Basics, as well as increase our ability to continue providing services in our Every Day Connect drop-in programs.
Donate - donatenow.networkforgood.org/p...
“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...
With the help of $10M in state funding, we'll expand compassionate & common sense programs to #endhomelessness in #SF twitter.com/mayoredlee/status/...
"On Monday, I took a walk through the City’s Medical Respite Center, a facility that provides specialized treatment and healthcare services to residents dealing with homelessness. I was able to speak with our dedicated employees and learn more about this important center and the critical services it offers.
That facility will soon double in size, expanding from 7,500 square feet to 15,000, while increasing the numbers of available beds from 45 to 79. Our $3.5 million investment into this expansion has been strengthened by a $612,000 funding contribution from Tipping Point, a private organization that has pledged $100 million over the next five years to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent in San Francisco.
Tipping Point’s $100 million allocation will go toward the creation of new housing units, and investments into mental health, child welfare and criminal justices systems.
Our partnership with Tipping Point is the latest example of how we can work with our philanthropic allies to expand, develop and scale-up our successful homelessness programs. Homelessness is a complex challenge, without any silver bullet solution, and I have called on our private partners to join the City in tackling this issue."
On Monday, I took a walk through the City’s Medical Respite Center, a facility that provides specialized treatment and healthcare services…
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