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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Homelessness

Letter from Lisbon: Healthcare, housing, and ham sandwiches

Portugal's relatively high tax rate helps keeps homelessness and housing prices relatively low. And the beer is good

Mayor drags feet on alternatives to calling cops on homeless people

It's been a year since the supes funded Compassionate Alternative Response Teams. It will be another six months before it happens.

Academia, displacement, and the dorm-industrial complex

From Columbia's Manhattanville to UC Berkeley in People's Park, luxury student housing can lead to gentrification

Homeless numbers are declining—despite what the Breed Administration has done

Progressive initiatives, opposed by the mayor, seem to be working.

Crack down on homeless people—or prevent people from becoming homeless?

Two very different approaches to housing policy were under discussion this week.

Mandelman’s shelter expansion plan isn’t a long-term solution to homelessness

It would just take funds away from permanent housing—and allow even more sweeps.

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?

A houseless woman gives birth in a porta potty in Oakland—and the baby lives

No pre-natal care. Nowhere to go. And yet, thanks to community action, mama and child are okay.

Why SF needs to implement the homeless CART team—now

A community-based alternative response for homeless people —instead of the cops—is an inexpensive and better idea than the mayor's Tenderloin plan.

Breed’s office denies reality in hearing on Tenderloin state of emergency

There's not much available housing. There's not enough medical care. And the mayor's staff denies that the city even does homeless sweeps. Oh: But the cops are making more busts.

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