Sam Dodge

Proposition Q would ban tent encampments in The City and authorize city officials to remove them within 24 hours. A competing measure, which sought to increase the amount of time the encampments could last, was nixed at a board committee meeting Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocates ‘sick of sound bytes’ around tent issue

San Francisco’s policy for dealing with homeless residents living in tents is…

 

San Francisco’s third Navigation Center, a proposed 14,000-square-foot facility with a $3.2 million price tag, could be opened in the Dogpatch neighborhood by February 2017. (Rendering courtesy Port of San Francisco)

SF’s third Navigation Center for homeless residents comes into focus

San Francisco plans to open its third nontraditional homeless shelter in the…

 

Asisi Lazzaarius, right, sits on an

BART and San Francisco may partner to help homeless in train stations

Every day, hundreds of people call BART’s San Francisco stations home. One…

 

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Navigating a way out for our homeless

The homeless have been more visible than usual over the past few…

Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones stands outside of San Francisco’s one and only Navigation Center in the Mission district on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco struggling to open additional Navigation Centers

One day after San Francisco swept the homeless and their tents from…

Ashante Jones stands outside of San Francisco’s one and only Navigation Center in the Mission district on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Pressure mounts to expand Navigation Centers amid controversial homeless sweeps

As San Francisco remains divided over last week’s homeless sweeps, questions linger…

Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, waves before getting into the car of the Homeless Outreach Team on Thursday.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Calls for solutions intensify in decades-long debate over homelessness

San Francisco’s residents and politicians have sounded off for decades on the…

Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, waves before getting into the car of the Homeless Outreach Team on Thursday.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bevan Dufty, Mayor Ed Lee's homeless czar, will step down from his post on Nov. 6. (Ben Margot/AP)

Bevan Dufty out as Mayor Ed Lee’s homeless czar

Mayor Ed Lee’s homeless czar Bevan Dufty is stepping down from his…

Bevan Dufty, Mayor Ed Lee's homeless czar, will step down from his post on Nov. 6. (Ben Margot/AP)
A controversial mobile app introduced Thursday by Mayor Ed Lee allows residents to report homeless persons to San Francisco officials. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

‘Snitch app’ encourages residents to report homeless persons

Residents can now report homeless persons to the city government with a…

A controversial mobile app introduced Thursday by Mayor Ed Lee allows residents to report homeless persons to San Francisco officials. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)