Time is closing in on the 20 or so homeless residents who have made the Transbay Terminal their dwelling for years. Friday at midnight marks the start of what will be a massive construction for the rundown Transbay Terminal when officials will seal up the old facility in preparation for the work next week. Read More
Two homeless people commandeered a golf-cart-type maintenance vehicle in San Francisco late last week and drove it through The City on an auto burglary spree before one of them assaulted a city worker, according to police. Read More
As government budgets tighten across the nation, local mental-health service providers and advocates say steep cuts may cost The City far more in the long term than the price of maintaining services.
They worry recent progress made on San Francisco’s homeless problem could quickly regress if funding for mental-health services is further slashed. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom says his office is “desperately” looking for a location to house a permanent homeless connect where people can access services daily.
Despite The City’s $522 million budget deficit, Newsom says he will move forward with plans to offer permanent, daily services to homeless people through his Project Homeless Connect. Read More
Aging, homeless war veterans will have a new place to call their own under a project that will shutter a seasonal SoMa homeless center.
A grand, nine-story, city-owned building on Otis Street north of the Central Freeway will be converted into affordable housing for 76 senior and homeless veterans in need of medical care. Read More
San Francisco prosecutors have charged a homeless man with attempted murder for allegedly lighting another homeless man on fire earlier this month as the victim lay sleeping in Golden Gate Park.
The suspect, 47-year-old Eric Dilbeck, was already in custody on another charge when police arrested him at the county jail last Tuesday for the attempted murder of Bryon Rowe. Read More
With considerable fanfare, The City launched a campaign two years ago to clear out an influx of homeless campers — many of whom were substance abusers — from Golden Gate Park and direct them to social services. Uncontrolled homeless encampments had taken over pockets of the park, and city officials implemented a routine patrolling policy of park rangers, social workers, homeless advocates and police officers. Read More
They have been offered services and also been punished with citations for the past two years, but dozens of habitual homeless people in Golden Gate Park have ignored both, vexing city officials who are working to remove encampments. Read More
San Francisco’s Care Not Cash program blatantly discriminates against disabled people, forcing them out of shelter beds and onto the streets, charges a lawsuit against The City filed Wednesday. Read More