There’s a big difference between 17 percent and 30 percent. That difference can have a detrimental impact when it represents human beings. For the first time in years, the latest point-in-time count of San Francisco’s homeless population neglects to include a large portion of people who depend on vital resources.
With people struggling to survive in the Bay Area, more and more have turned to living in vehicles, RVs or cars, but many cities are turning them away. Poverty is unattractive to the fortunate few who can afford mortgages or soaring rent. Tech bros don’t want the inconvenience of stepping
On March 4, Mayor London Breed announced plans to build the SAFE Navigation Center at Seawall Lot 330. The concept originally allotted for 200 beds (with up to 225 if the space could be worked out) that would provide warm, sheltered spots for at least some of the city’s homeless
What comes to mind when you hear the word gentrification? Your mind may immediately depart from a place of safety and security, only to find itself at a destination surrounded by ill-fated words such as displacement, eviction, and homelessness. With this air of negativity surrounding your mind as it floats
By Ryan Smith Most of the straggling election results have finally worked themselves out, so now it’s time to take a look at how our local and state votes will really impact our pockets. A lot happened at the ballot boxes all over the country and across the state. The
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An extreme act of charity has hopes of remaking the San Francisco social services landscape. One businessperson has just donated their entire fortune — and all their possessions — to a philanthropic nonprofit dedicated to helping San Francisco’s neediest and homeless residents. The individual has to remain anonymous until various transactions
For the second year in a row, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Heather Knight kicked off the SF Homeless Project with a splashy front-page article in which the voices of homeless people are nearly absent. Last year’s lead article used innovative data-driven reporting to illustrate how annoying homeless people are (but