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    Default SF Homeless Population Jumps - Breaks 8,000

    What a place to live. We have passed New York to be the most expensive City in the country (think over $3K/mnth for a small one bedroom apt among other extravagant costs). I believe we have the most wealth in the country. Uber and Lyft, headquartered in SF, both just had their IPO's. AirBnB, Pintrest and Slack, also SF based, have all proposed IPO's for this year. People in SF are flush with cash and just living the dream.

    Yet we have this growing homeless problem along with being an extremely dirty city with urine and sh*t on the streets and regular open drug use.

    Like I said, what a place to live.




    SF’s homeless population breaks 8,000

    Mayor announces new funding plan in face of grim tally


    The initial estimate of San Francisco’s most recent Homelessness Point-in-Time Count, conducted in January, reveals that SF’s homeless population swelled by more than 500 persons since 2017, for an overall estimate of more than 8,000.

    The last count two years ago yielded a homeless population estimate of 7,499—6,986 adults and 513 minors.

    SF reported a smaller figure of 6,585 to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2017, owing to the fact that the federal government employs a more narrow definition of homelessness than the city.

    Either way, the Department of Homelessness’s new initial figures, released Thursday, revealed a high 2019 count of 8,011 persons, a disastrous increase of between 6.8 and 16.8 percent, depending on which 2017 figure its compared to.

    The 2015 count was 7,539 persons, and 2013’s was 7,350.


    There was a little good news: The department found a 10 percent reduction in homeless youths compared to 2017, as well as a 14 percent decline in homeless veterans on SF streets.

    “While I am pleased that we saw reductions in Veteran and youth homelessness, we are saddened that there are more people living without housing in San Francisco,” said Director of the Department of Homelessness Jeff Kositsky on Thursday.

    Two years ago, Kositsky predicted that the 2019 count would “see a noticeable decrease.”


    In response to the figures, Mayor London Breed announced that she will commit another $5 million in “homelessness prevention investments” in this year’s budget plans.

    A full report on the homeless count won’t be available until July.

    The biennial Point In Time Count employs hundreds of volunteers who travel San Francisco streets on one night and record how many apparently unsheltered residents they observe.

    This is not necessarily the most reliable way to estimate the homeless population, but Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] mandates it every two years, and the results, for better or worse, significantly shape homeless policy.


    https://sf.curbed.com/2019/5/17/1862...umbers-2019-sf

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    What a place to live. We have passed New York to be the most expensive City in the country (think over $3K/mnth for a small one bedroom apt among other extravagant costs). I believe we have the most wealth in the country. Uber and Lyft, headquartered in SF, both just had their IPO's. AirBnB, Pintrest and Slack, also SF based, have all proposed IPO's for this year. People in SF are flush with cash and just living the dream.

    Yet we have this growing homeless problem along with being an extremely dirty city with urine and sh*t on the streets and regular open drug use.

    Like I said, what a place to live.




    SF’s homeless population breaks 8,000

    Mayor announces new funding plan in face of grim tally


    The initial estimate of San Francisco’s most recent Homelessness Point-in-Time Count, conducted in January, reveals that SF’s homeless population swelled by more than 500 persons since 2017, for an overall estimate of more than 8,000.

    The last count two years ago yielded a homeless population estimate of 7,499—6,986 adults and 513 minors.

    SF reported a smaller figure of 6,585 to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2017, owing to the fact that the federal government employs a more narrow definition of homelessness than the city.

    Either way, the Department of Homelessness’s new initial figures, released Thursday, revealed a high 2019 count of 8,011 persons, a disastrous increase of between 6.8 and 16.8 percent, depending on which 2017 figure its compared to.

    The 2015 count was 7,539 persons, and 2013’s was 7,350.


    There was a little good news: The department found a 10 percent reduction in homeless youths compared to 2017, as well as a 14 percent decline in homeless veterans on SF streets.

    “While I am pleased that we saw reductions in Veteran and youth homelessness, we are saddened that there are more people living without housing in San Francisco,” said Director of the Department of Homelessness Jeff Kositsky on Thursday.

    Two years ago, Kositsky predicted that the 2019 count would “see a noticeable decrease.”


    In response to the figures, Mayor London Breed announced that she will commit another $5 million in “homelessness prevention investments” in this year’s budget plans.

    A full report on the homeless count won’t be available until July.

    The biennial Point In Time Count employs hundreds of volunteers who travel San Francisco streets on one night and record how many apparently unsheltered residents they observe.

    This is not necessarily the most reliable way to estimate the homeless population, but Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] mandates it every two years, and the results, for better or worse, significantly shape homeless policy.


    https://sf.curbed.com/2019/5/17/1862...umbers-2019-sf
    Very hard to believe it is only 8,000....

    I hardly go there anymore & then only to the warf or other areas where tourist frequent..

    What are you getting for the 5 mill or the other millions??

    Although this is a bit dated, I thought it may be of interest.. & no there are no cliff notes, but if you find the info pertinent pls feel free to make some for others that are to lazy~ I mean busy (lol) to read the entire short article..


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