SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A San Francisco Supervisors’ committee held another hearing Wednesday on homelessness; the same week the full board approved $1.4 million for the city’s homeless outreach.
One issue the committee hearing examined is getting people to move up the “housing ladder” to make room for other homeless in need of resources. San Francisco has 700 shelter beds and thousands of transitional and semi-permanent supportive units for the homeless.
Supervisor Mark Farrell identified one problem as being how to create a meaningful upward and onward housing ladder.
“The idea is you want people to keep climbing up the ladder to make space available for the people that are currently on our streets. Having it clogged up makes no sense at all,” he said.