homelessness

17 Jun 2019

With DPW Seizing Homeless Peoples’ Belongings, Activists Are Fighting Back

Earlier this month 48 Hills reported on heartbreaking new videos detailing how the cops and the Department of Public Works are throwing away the personal belongings of San Francisco’s homeless population. This often includes such important items as medication, family photos, mementos from dead loved ones, and survival gear like sleeping bags and tents. Not only is this reprehensible, it’s also in violation of the rules.

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12 Jun 2019

Oakland Budget Fight Is Not about Money, It’s about ‘Values’

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and team penned out how she thinks Oakland’s financial resources should be budgeted but City Council President Rebecca Kaplan and supporters have different ideas about where the city should, and shouldn’t, spend its cash. As the month-end deadline nears for the city to approve a 2019-2021

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28 Mar 2019

Wealthy Waterfront Residents are Trying to Derail Navigation Center for Homeless

Mayor London Breed’s plan to build a 200-bed Navigation Center on a lot in South Beach will now have to face a legal battle by residents of the area.  The Navigation Center is a big part of the Mayor’s long-awaited plan to help fight homelessness in San Francisco. The parcel

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25 Mar 2019

100,000 Homes Sit Empty in the San Francisco Bay Area

For those struggling to make it in such an expensive market, the figure’s shocking.

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04 Feb 2019

Ending SF’s Street Homelessness Crisis with Safe Organized Spaces

This came through today from Amy Farah Weiss from the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge. It’s a great cause and sounds like it will be a wonderful event. I’ll let her explain it below: Over 400 San Francisco residents have signed the SOS petition. What unites us? – We believe that everybody’s needs

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11 Jan 2019

Who is Gentrification Actually Helping?

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

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24 Oct 2018

mySight: FInally, a tech solution to San Francisco’s homelessness problem

Guest post by Chad McDingleberry: Chief Visionary of mySight San Francisco, you’re far too beautiful for the depressing and uncomfortable blight of homelessness. Tents blocking the path of my scooter? Rude. Human feces on the street? Blech. Death and addiction at our doorsteps? Gross. People keep throwing ideas and solutions around that

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09 Oct 2018

Tech Workers Speak Out in Support of Prop C!

Full disclosure, Brokeassstuart.com wholeheartedly supports Prop C.  As progressives, we believe in addressing the issue of homelessness in real and meaningful ways.  That means funding mental health and addiction services, adding thousands of permanent homes for vulnerable children and families, and helping those who are in danger of eviction.  #YESonC. 

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