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Thursday, September 28, 2023

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TJ Johnston


These researchers lived through homelessness. Now they’ve analyzed it

New study shows growing trend of bringing the unhoused into the conversation.

Sweeps of homeless people are in fact deadly, new medical study shows

Displacing unhoused people leads to more deaths and serious health problems, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports.

There’s not much care in Newsom’s CARE court

Governor Gavin Newsom’s CARE Courts are now law. He signed the legislation on September 14.  Senate Bill 1338, a Newsom proposal, will create a specialized court where...

SF to close four more SIP hotels, putting hundreds of unhoused at risk

The feds are still paying, so why the rush to put people on the streets or in congregate shelters?

City plans to close homeless hotels—so where will people go?

Information scarce on how, when—and whether—suitable relocations will take place.

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...

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....

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...

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...