Friday, January 15, 2021

Tag: Coalition on Homelessness

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...

First COVID case in homeless shelter; supes demand hotel rooms

The first resident of a local homeless shelter tested positive for COVID today, and five supervisors upped their demand that the city move immediately to put unhoused residents in...

With Black community hard-hit by COVID, Bayview groups demand aid

As tragic stories about COVID cluster deaths in Black communities begin to emerge from New York and Detroit to Georgia and beyond, many are pointing out the dangers of...

Mayor, supervisors at odds over hotel rooms for homeless

UPDATE: The first case of COVID in a homeless shelter has been reported.  The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place sheltered and unsheltered homeless San Franciscans...

SF cops keep telling homeless people to move

At 10:11 pm on March 17, five SFPD officers approached a man sitting on the sidewalk at Stockton and Union Streets, according to a video uploaded to Twitter taping...

Five supes push to put homeless in vacant hotel rooms

Five San Francisco supervisors announced plans yesterday to house thousands of homeless residents using some of the city's 33,000 vacant hotel rooms during the COVID-19 crisis. Sups. Hillary Ronen, Matt...

An emergency platform for protecting unhoused people

The Coalition on Homelessness just put out an emergency policy platform to protecting unhoused people from COVID-19. You can sign the petition to show support here. House every single homeless...

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

San Francisco will provide temporary housing to quarantine unsheltered residents or for people who live in shelters, single room occupancy hotels, or permanent supportive housing exposed to the coronavirus. It's...