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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)
This is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11, 2014 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. (Courtesy Public Defender's Office)

Homeless man who knocked out cop beaten by police before

A young homeless man is alleged to have knocked a San Francisco…

This is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11, 2014 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. (Courtesy Public Defender's Office)
A request by Superviser Mar  to hold up funding for police academy classes until anti-bias training was established failed Monday. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Effort to hold up police academy funding for SF anti-bias training fails

A move to hold up funding for police academy classes until a…

A request by Superviser Mar  to hold up funding for police academy classes until anti-bias training was established failed Monday. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
SF Examiner 2014 File Photo/Mike Koozmin

$33M in needs: SF’s poorest come into focus during budget hearing

For three hours Friday, San Francisco’s neediest residents and those who work…

SF Examiner 2014 File Photo/Mike Koozmin
Supervisor Dave Campos stands in front of a Pride Flag at  the grand opening of the new LGBT homeless shelter, Jazzie's Place. 1050 South Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Wednesday June 17, 2015.

Grand opening of the new LGBT homeless shelter, Jazzie’s Place

Mayor Lee, civic leaders and Dolores Street Community Services celebrate opening of…

Supervisor Dave Campos stands in front of a Pride Flag at  the grand opening of the new LGBT homeless shelter, Jazzie's Place. 1050 South Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Wednesday June 17, 2015.
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.
SF policeAndras Kosdi

5-year-old girl attacked by homeless man in the Marina, police say

A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested by San Francisco police Wednesday for…

SF policeAndras Kosdi
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerCatholic officials issued an apology Wednesday for the sprinkler system at St. Mary's Cathedral that was used to try to deter homeless people from sleeping in the church's doorways.

SF Archdiocese apologizes for using sprinklers to deter homeless

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is removing a sprinkler system from St.…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerCatholic officials issued an apology Wednesday for the sprinkler system at St. Mary's Cathedral that was used to try to deter homeless people from sleeping in the church's doorways.
Rendering courtesy of Moss Wong AssociatesAn artist's rendering of the facade of the future headquarters for North Beach Citizens

SF homeless nonprofit expanding office with purchase of new headquarters

In San Francisco's competitive real estate market, North Beach Citizens, a nonprofit…

Rendering courtesy of Moss Wong AssociatesAn artist's rendering of the facade of the future headquarters for North Beach Citizens
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.

Shelter changes policy following pressure from public

A San Francisco emergency shelter for homeless families is again changing its…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHomeless czar Bevan Dufty

Navigation Center for homeless services to launch in the Mission

For at least eight months, San Francisco will take a novel approach…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHomeless czar Bevan Dufty
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.

SF homeless shelter changes policy on families amid criticism

An emergency family shelter in San Francisco is now allowing families to…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSal Dossani sets up computers in the Tenderloin Technology Lab

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents

The first year the St. Anthony Foundation opened its computer stations to…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSal Dossani sets up computers in the Tenderloin Technology Lab
S.F. Examiner File PhotoSan Francisco

Report: California cities increasingly criminalize growing homeless population

California cities, including San Francisco, have dealt with homelessness with a series…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoSan Francisco
J. Scott Applewhite/AP PhotoSen. Dianne Feinstein wants to redefine homelessness to include the many adults

Feinstein renews push to redefine homelessness

Officially, there are an estimated 6,400 homeless people in San Francisco. But…

J. Scott Applewhite/AP PhotoSen. Dianne Feinstein wants to redefine homelessness to include the many adults
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerChinatown has seen an increase in homeless individuals sleeping in doorways and urinating in public

Chinatown sees uptick in homeless people in neighborhood

A rise in homeless people on Chinatown streets is being reported by…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerChinatown has seen an increase in homeless individuals sleeping in doorways and urinating in public
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.

Criticized homeless count still considered critical metric for city

Once every two years on a night in late January, hundreds of…

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.

Effort underway to overhaul supportive housing for homeless

A decade after San Francisco prioritized the creation of supportive housing to…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerHomeless Outreach Team staffers worked to direct homeless individuals who were outdoors during the Thursday storm to various available shelters across The City.

Homeless get a little help trying to stay out of the wet weather

James Maconey sat in his wheelchair outside St. Boniface Church on Golden…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerHomeless Outreach Team staffers worked to direct homeless individuals who were outdoors during the Thursday storm to various available shelters across The City.