Coalition on Homelessness

A homeless encampment near Ninth and Brannan streets is seen July 20, 2017. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

Man leaves flyers at Mission tent encampment threatening to ‘burn’ and ‘beat’ homeless

A man allegedly distributed flyers at a Mission District homeless encampment Friday…

 

Neil Taylor, a homeless San Francisco resident, stands near the corner of Brannan and Division streets on June 27. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Proposed ballot measure on homelessness will exacerbate crisis

A young African-American man I talked to recently shared how he is…

 

Ashante Jones talks with an SFPD officer outside his tent space while San Francisco Department of Public Works and San Francisco Police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)

SF’s sit-lie law may be told to take a hike

San Francisco police officers should stop citing homeless residents for sleeping on…

 

A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocacy begins with listening

Last week was awful, in that gut-wrenching, sick-to-your-stomach kind of way. Midweek…

A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee plans to eliminate tents as shelter option for homeless in SF

Mayor Ed Lee’s vow to rid San Francisco of tents used by…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, takes down his tent as he prepares for relocation to the Pier 80 shelter on Feb. 25, 2016. A new proposal from Supervisor John Avalos would ensure future sweeps of homeless encampments be done in a "humane way." (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Avalos proposes rules for sweeps of homeless tents

Amid concerns over Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to rid San Francisco of…

Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, takes down his tent as he prepares for relocation to the Pier 80 shelter on Feb. 25, 2016. A new proposal from Supervisor John Avalos would ensure future sweeps of homeless encampments be done in a "humane way." (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Homeless people are cleared out on Tuesday from a Division Street encampment beneath a billboard boasting about a “Dream House” in San Francisco. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee is turning San Francisco into a Dickens novel

It’s 8:20 on Tuesday morning, and Division Street is awash with reporters,…

Homeless people are cleared out on Tuesday from a Division Street encampment beneath a billboard boasting about a “Dream House” in San Francisco. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Out of sight, out of mind

The measure of a city’s heart can be taken in how well,…

A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Police officers order protesters in San Francisco to remove a tent set up near the Ferry Building during a protest over the issue of homelessness on Wednesday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dissent is in the air

There’s a riot going on in San Francisco. OK, honestly, it’s more…

Police officers order protesters in San Francisco to remove a tent set up near the Ferry Building during a protest over the issue of homelessness on Wednesday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)

Mayor Lee vows improved homeless response with ‘homeless department’

A new city department focused solely on The City’s homeless population is…

Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)
San Francisco Park Rangers work a variety of patrol jobs in city parks including helping tourists with questions about parking and directions to issuing citations to the homeless for camping in areas where camping is not allowed. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)

SF Rec and Park to beef up park patrol unit as sleeping, camping citations soar

San Francisco is beefing up the Recreation and Park Department’s park patrol…

San Francisco Park Rangers work a variety of patrol jobs in city parks including helping tourists with questions about parking and directions to issuing citations to the homeless for camping in areas where camping is not allowed. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)
The Coalition on Homelessness conducted a nine-month study in partnership with researchers at the UC Berkeley Center on Human Rights titled  "Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco.” PHOTO BY GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER.

Study calls for an end to criminalizing the homeless

To read the homeless study, click here Political disputes over controversial laws,…

The Coalition on Homelessness conducted a nine-month study in partnership with researchers at the UC Berkeley Center on Human Rights titled  "Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco.” PHOTO BY GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER.
The Coalition on Homelessness' new report asserts in can house more than 2,400 homeless families in the next five years. PHOTO: MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER.

New plan says SF could end family homelessness by 2020

There are more than 3,200 homeless children in San Francisco, according to…

The Coalition on Homelessness' new report asserts in can house more than 2,400 homeless families in the next five years. PHOTO: MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER.
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

Citywide efforts seek to end family homelessness in SF

San Francisco is far from solving its housing crisis, but at least…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

San Francisco’s budget battle coming into focus

The battle over the city’s budget comes into focus this week as…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

SF temporarily opens public housing wait list for the homeless

San Francisco's public-housing wait list has been closed for years, but it…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

Mental illness shouldn’t be a crime in S.F.

When your father is going into a diabetic coma, you call the…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoHomeless advocates say recent incidents make it seem like police have an extra focus on The City’s most vulnerable people.

SF homeless advocates claim police visit to encampment is latest in series of taunts

The City's homeless advocates and police often don't get along, but an…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoHomeless advocates say recent incidents make it seem like police have an extra focus on The City’s most vulnerable people.

‘Laura’s Law’ a looming disaster for mentally ill

In the past couple of years, long-term San Franciscans have often asked…