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The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel in Japantown could become permanent supportive housing if The City can overcome neighborhood pushback. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

San Francisco leaders must reject NIMBY discrimination against homeless housing

By San Francisco Examiner Editorial Board “We support supportive housing. But just…

  • Sep 17, 2021

 

How much disorder is tolerable in a city that sees itself as a progressive beacon, but where the housing crunch leaves thousands homeless? (Image courtesy of Creative Outlet)

Order and disorder in San Francisco

The homeless and addiction crises may be better understood as disorder, not crime

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

Hospitality House is among the homeless service providers making changes for the better during the pandemic.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

We need a new kind of leadership to address homelessness after the pandemic

By Mary Kate Bacalao Leading San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive…

 

After the pandemic hit, San Francisco installed handwashing stations intended to serve the homeless, but advocates say more permanent water stations are needed, especially in the Tenderloin. 
David Mamaril 
Horowitz/Special to S.F. Examiner

Survey finds homeless residents have insufficient access to clean water

Homeless residents in San Francisco struggle to access clean water for drinking…

After the pandemic hit, San Francisco installed handwashing stations intended to serve the homeless, but advocates say more permanent water stations are needed, especially in the Tenderloin. 
David Mamaril 
Horowitz/Special to S.F. Examiner
The Project Homeless Connect service van outside the SF Main Library at Civic Center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Homelessness grows on SF’s sleepy west side

Ah, The Avenues. San Francisco’s sleepy suburbs, where you can’t walk two…

The Project Homeless Connect service van outside the SF Main Library at Civic Center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The economy is booming and at the same time poverty is decimating lives.

Won’t you save me San Francisco?

There are often two conflicting stories that are equally true. We’ve all…

The economy is booming and at the same time poverty is decimating lives.
San Francisco Public Works crews and San Francisco Police Department officers clear out people in tent encampments along 13th and Harrison streets in the Mission District on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Tent encampments cleared out in Mission District

San Francisco Public Works crews and San Francisco Police Department officers began…

San Francisco Public Works crews and San Francisco Police Department officers clear out people in tent encampments along 13th and Harrison streets in the Mission District on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco city officials are backing legislation by state Sen. Scott Wiener that will expand conservatorships for homeless people. (Examiner file photo)

SF officials support expansion of conservatorships to address homelessness, drug addiction

By next year, San Francisco could have broader conservatorship powers to force…

San Francisco city officials are backing legislation by state Sen. Scott Wiener that will expand conservatorships for homeless people. (Examiner file photo)
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…

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

Uber’s security guards displace homeless near self-driving car storage facility

Ride-hail company Uber has been making headlines recently after releasing (and then…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
One of the trucks that was broken into recently. (Photo Lava Mae)

Lava Mae seeks safe home for shower buses after multiple break-ins affect service

Mobile shower nonprofit Lava Mae is struggling with an issue many face…

One of the trucks that was broken into recently. (Photo Lava Mae)
Top stories of the week: driverless Ubers, funding for homeless, Twitter surveillance

Top stories of the week: driverless Ubers, funding for homeless, Twitter surveillance

Had a busy week? Here are our top local news stories from the past…

Top stories of the week: driverless Ubers, funding for homeless, Twitter surveillance
(Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

More than 1,000 people on waitlist for City’s shelter beds

The Coalition on Homelessness has announced that the waitlist for San Francisco's shelter…

(Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds of protesters gather at San Francisco's City Hall asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and luxury-priced housing development in the Mission District. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF planning director calls gentrification ‘undeniable, and of serious concern’

The head of the Planning Department acknowledged in a letter Friday the…

Hundreds of protesters gather at San Francisco's City Hall asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and luxury-priced housing development in the Mission District. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
(Photo courtesy Meals on Wheels)

Thanksgiving deliveries being organized for SF’s homebound seniors

While GLIDE and St. Anthony's both have robust, free Thanksgiving meals on…

(Photo courtesy Meals on Wheels)
A man sleeps on a couch along Myrtle Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Nationwide homeless population drops, while SF sees increase

The homeless population across the U.S. has decreased during the past seven…

A man sleeps on a couch along Myrtle Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)

Two years in, Castro homeless outreach program has helped over 2,000 people access services

Since its launch in September of 2014, homeless outreach program Castro Cares…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)
Greg Gopman in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Greg Gopman, derided for tech entitlement in SF, hired then fired from Twitter

In 2013, Greg Gopman, founder of "AngelHack," became infamous for his long-winded…

Greg Gopman in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Officer Gary Kunnaboot, left, stands near Jamie Plummer at the intersection of Folsom and 17th streets in San Francisco’s Mission District on Sept. 8 after receiving a complaint about a tent encampment. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Proposition Q makes life harder for the homeless

Have you seen this year’s ballot? It has an insane amount of…

Officer Gary Kunnaboot, left, stands near Jamie Plummer at the intersection of Folsom and 17th streets in San Francisco’s Mission District on Sept. 8 after receiving a complaint about a tent encampment. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David Martinez sits in his tent while San Francisco police officers respond to a complaint regarding Martinez’s tent encampment at Folsom and 17th streets on Sept. 8. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

November ballot measures incite class hatred in San Francisco

With a stinky pile of initiatives on the San Francisco ballot this…

David Martinez sits in his tent while San Francisco police officers respond to a complaint regarding Martinez’s tent encampment at Folsom and 17th streets on Sept. 8. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)