Housing and Homelessness

Right to Counsel Coordinator Tim Coltman goes over information with clients at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. San Francisco is expected to expand access to legal counsel for those facing eviction proceedings. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Tenants facing eviction cliff want lawyers: Here’s what San Francisco is doing about it

Back in 2018, San Francisco voters passed the country’s first ballot measure…

 

Supervisor Dean Preston speaks about rent relief at a meeting of Faith in Action, a nonprofit serving low-income residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

How to apply for post-pandemic rent relief in San Francisco and California

Reyna Aguilar has amassed $20,000 in rent debt since losing her restaurant…

 

Some nonprofit groups are interested in buying a former residential board-and-care facility at 628 Shotwell St. in the Mission District. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mission facility could be SF’s latest in a string of board-and-care losses

Until last month, a vacant building in the Mission was well on…

 

Among efforts to address homelessness is a supportive housing project for adults and seniors in The City’s South of Market Area. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

SF is swimming in cash to fight homelessness: The challenge on how to spend it awaits

San Francisco is swimming in cash to address its homelessness crisis —…

Among efforts to address homelessness is a supportive housing project for adults and seniors in The City’s South of Market Area. 
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S.F. Examiner
Advocates rally for SRO rent relief in San Francisco’s Civic Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2021 (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner).

Rent relief coming for SRO residents—three hunger strikes later

The years-long fight to lower rents for burdened supportive housing tenants is…

Advocates rally for SRO rent relief in San Francisco’s Civic Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2021 (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner).
A Caltrans worker uses heavy equipment to take down an empty tent as homeless residents of a parking lot underneath Interstate 80 are forced to relocate on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Encampment that included longtime parking lot renters removed by Caltrans

A group of people living on a parking lot under a San…

A Caltrans worker uses heavy equipment to take down an empty tent as homeless residents of a parking lot underneath Interstate 80 are forced to relocate on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nonprofit serving homeless mothers to build supportive housing in Mission

A nonprofit serving pregnant homeless women and families in San Francisco hopes…

The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A second Hummingbird Place is set to open at 1156 Valencia St. following the success of a facility at San Francisco General Hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) —

Shelter contract for mentally ill to get five-year, $17.2M extension

San Francisco is expected to give a five-year extension to a pilot…

A second Hummingbird Place is set to open at 1156 Valencia St. following the success of a facility at San Francisco General Hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) —
The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Affordable housing project on former McDonald’s site delayed as city adds units

The start of construction on an affordable housing project on the site…

The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A tent sits on the sidewalk at Hayes and Laguna streets in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Gavin Newsom wants to spend billions to fight homelessness in California

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday…

A tent sits on the sidewalk at Hayes and Laguna streets in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California would pay 100% of missing rent for low-income tenants under Newsom’s budget plan

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to set aside…

San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed proposes another street outreach team to divert calls away from police

San Francisco would launch a new street outreach team to respond to…

A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A broad coalition of tenants and housing rights organizers rally at Stanley Mosk Courthouse to protest eviction orders issued against renters Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Federal judge strikes down CDC’s national moratorium on evictions

David Yaffe-Bellany, Noah Buhayar Los Angeles Times A federal judge in Washington…

A broad coalition of tenants and housing rights organizers rally at Stanley Mosk Courthouse to protest eviction orders issued against renters Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A lot at 730 Stanyan St. is currently home to a safe sleeping site but will eventually be the site of a long anticipated affordable housing project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A lot at 730 Stanyan St. is currently home to a safe sleeping site but will eventually be the site of a long anticipated affordable housing project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answer press questions at a grand opening ceremony for the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, an affordable housing complex designated for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families named in honor of the late SF mayor, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City celebrates completion of new affordable housing project in Mission Bay

Edwin M. Lee Apartments, named after former mayor, to house homeless veterans, low-income families

Mayor London Breed and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answer press questions at a grand opening ceremony for the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, an affordable housing complex designated for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families named in honor of the late SF mayor, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed said federal funding will help city build up its homelessness prevention efforts and create more affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed: Federal funding will allow city to build housing on ‘unimaginable’ scale

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday joined U.S. Department of Housing…

Mayor London Breed said federal funding will help city build up its homelessness prevention efforts and create more affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Proposal for major expansion of safe sleeping sites gets cool reception in committee

Supervisor Mandelman calls for creation of more temporary shelter sites to get homeless off streets

Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A tent encampment site for the homeless was set up in the Bayview District in May 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Safe-sleeping sites meet demands of San Franciscans’ top post-COVID priority

A Place For All would guarantee secure, well-managed locations for people experiencing homelessness

A tent encampment site for the homeless was set up in the Bayview District in May 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Legislation by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman would require The City to add enough new safe camping sites, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, to accommodate everyone living on the street.
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Legislation by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman would require The City to add enough new safe camping sites, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, to accommodate everyone living on the street.
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and former Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer stood outside The City’s first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center to announce legislation on Oct. 20, 2021 to establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A “shelter for all” policy sounds good, but it takes resources away from long term solutions

By Jennifer Friedenbach Homelessness is on the brink of exploding in San…

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and former Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer stood outside The City’s first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center to announce legislation on Oct. 20, 2021 to establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)