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Friday, January 15, 2021
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TJ Johnston


The year in homeless policy

A few successes and a lot of failures as people on the streets stayed at risk during the pandemic.

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

  Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — at first as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor —  but my relationship with...

SF ‘resolves’ homeless camps — but where do the people go?

After months of undertaking, all of the encampments in San Francisco’s Mission District have been “resolved” — in other words, moved off the sidewalks. Or at least that’s what...

Homeless advocates criticize Sheehy bike bill

An ordinance prohibiting outdoor bicycle assembly is on track to pass at the Board of Supervisors, and it could lead to penalizing homeless people and seizure of their bicycles,...

Mayor’s budget denies housing groups’ requests

Three months ago, a team of homeless service providers sent the city a proposal for housing San Francisco residents without a home and keeping others housed.   On June 1, Mayor...

The case for a homeless shelter in Bayview

  It’s Friday afternoon at the drop-in center known as Mother Brown’s on the corner of Jennings Street and Van Dyke Avenue. Despite the iron-gated door fronting the entrance, people...