Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Coalition on Homelessness

How to take housing out of the private market

Go through any of the real-estate-listings databases, and you’ll see dozens of small rental properties – typically places with four-to-six units – on the market these days. They are...

Rival GoFundMe launched to counter anti-homeless Embarcadero group’s

After a contentious meeting earlier this month about a homeless navigation center coming to the Embarcadero, a group of residents from the wealthy area launched a GoFundMe campaign, aiming...

Homeless people — in cages

Here lies the unhoused soldier  Killed in the undeclared war on the poor Just tryin to survive outside --  to hide on a bus bench,  away from your eyes park bench  or out of the...

Cops continue homeless sweeps, even in the cold rain

In the worst of the past month’s storms, San Francisco cops were confiscating the tents of homeless people on a routine basis, a top police official testified today. Commander David...

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

  No matter how many times you “sweep” me,“arrest me,” or “study me, it doesn’t give me a home. In 1984, when I was 11 and me and my disabled mama...

Has Breed made an impact on homelessness?

On Feb. 12, as the SF Chamber of Commerce announced a new CEO, Mayor London Breed announced that her administration is making great strides in addressing homelessness: “While we have...

Political power — in San Francisco and Sacramento

It was a time to celebrate in San Francisco tonight. Progressive groups in Chinatown held a banquet for the new supervisors, who ran on a platform of change that...

Conservatorship: The new ‘ugly laws’

“This (conservatorship law) sounds like slavery to me,” Memphis, houseless poverty skola reporter for POOR Magazine’s RoofLESS radio, reported after a terrifying town hall on SB1045, the new anti-poor people...

Short film ‘n95’ documents toxic air disaster in SF

It looks like a zombie movie, except it was real life for millions in the Bay Area and California in general. As our hearts went out to the residents...

The reality about Nancy Pelosi …

When Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House in 2007, Washington news media started calling me. The right wing was going nuts; Pelosi, they said, was going to bring...