By Thomas Johnson I consider myself to be lucky, even though I’ve been homeless plenty of times in my life. We didn’t really call it “homeless” back in the late 70s and 80s — we were just “outdoors.” The apartment I have now, I got because of who I knew.
San Francisco supervisors unanimously jumped on board Tuesday to approve a temporary vehicle triage center near San Jose and Niagra avenues. Once Mayor London Breed signs off on the ordinance, the space would provide long-term, overnight parking space for 33 vehicles. The only problem is that San Francisco last counted
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.