“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
"Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $2.1 million investment to provide child care services for 140 families experiencing homelessness currently waitlisted for child support programs.
This investment will expand the Accessible Child Care Expedited for the Shelter System (ACCESS) initiative, which provides child care services for families dealing with homelessness. With this expansion, the city will serve all eligible children under the age of the five on the ACCESS waitlist. As a result, these children and families will receive continuity of quality care until kindergarten. This is the Mayor’s latest investment to eliminate homelessness in San Francisco families.
“Families dealing with the stress of homelessness should not have to worry about the additional complications of child care,” said Mayor Lee. “We need to support families in every way possible to move them into a stable living situation, and childcare services are a part of that effort.”
Project Homeless Connect and Lava Mae are teaming up to host a "Day of Dignity" Pop-Up Care Village on Tuesday, May 23rd. At this extra-special Pop-Up Care Village, we'll celebrate the launch of the CareVan and highlight the vital importance of partnerships to best serve people moving through homelessness and maximize collective impact.
Here's what's happening...
Tuesday, May 23
San Francisco Public Library Main Branch @ Civic Center (steps facing Asian Art Museum)
9:45am-10am - CareVan unveiling
PHC's new mobile services unit that brings staff and supplies to underserved areas where they are most needed.
10am to 1pm - Pop-Up Care Village
providing showers (Lava Mae), haircuts (Fellow Barber & Saints of Steel), clothing (Street Store), meals (RePlate), music (Singers on the Street) and more!
We'd love for you to join us! Space is limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday, May 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org
It takes us all,
Cool to see Lava Mae inspiring folks in Brooklyn, NY - www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/...
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."
Thank you to Tipping Point for stepping up!
"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...