Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Coalition on Homelessness

A dramatic new report sheds real light on homeless policies

The Coalition on Homelessness released a dramatic new study today that – unlike most reports on the unhoused – relies on data collected directly from the people on the...

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

“They came by and took our tents, said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested -- you know a sweep" said Johnell, 48, a...

The disaster of SF’s COVID homeless policy continues

One month since the supervisors mandated hotel rooms for all of the vulnerable homeless people in the city, San Francisco has added exactly 19 new hotel rooms to its...

Protest caravan demands hotel rooms for homeless

The streets around City Hall were filled with the sounds of cars honking, wooting, and chants of "housing is the cure!" on Friday evening as roughly 50 cars participated...

First sanctioned tent city opens in SF

San Francisco's first city-sanctioned safe sleeping site began operations yesterday afternoon. The site, referred to as the Safe Sleeping Village, has 50 spaces for tents to be pitched six...

Physicians, advocates stage die-in outside mayor’s house

"House us now! House us now!" A group of UCSF physicians associated with the Do No Harm Coalition, activists from the Coalition on Homelessness, the Solidarity Forever Collective, and Faith...

Will COVID kill capitalism?

“I have a Case of Toilet Paper, I’ll bring it over tomorrow,” said Reena, a now-unemployed accountant from Alameda. “I have a box of organic vitamins,” said Mr. Johns, an...

Campaign seeks to close jail at Hall of Justice

On Wednesday, the NoNewSFJail Coalition and its member organizations asked San Franciscans via social media and on their website to participate in a “Digital Day of Action” by calling,...

Can hotels become permanent housing for homeless people?

There are ways to describe the logistics of moving thousands of homeless people into hotel rooms. It’s not going to be simple. But referring to the challenge as “herding that...

‘Terrible, devastating, and preventable.’

This is what the supervisors were afraid of. Seventy people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the largest homeless shelter in San Francisco. This could have been prevented – but the...