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Bevan Dufty

People seeking shelter are asked not to use religious texts as pillows at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco. (KCBS)

Homeless Invited To Shelter In SF Church, Asked Not To Sleep On Hymnals

Non-profit charities in San Francisco are being asked to make extra room for the homeless to sleep while cold temperatures soon to be accompanied by rain prevail.

12/06/2013

A large homeless encampment under the King Street connector to Interstate 280 in San Francisco is being cleared out, although many of the displaced said they plan to return.

Bay Area Homeless Shelters Ready For Cold Snap

As a cold snap that reached the Bay Area this week was bringing freezing temperatures, homeless cold-weather shelters were making beds and meals available to those living on the streets.

12/03/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco‚Äôs Efforts To House Homeless Veterans Making Headway

According to San Francisco’s director of housing opportunity, 110 chronically homeless veterans have been found a place to stay through the program in the past 100 days.

10/09/2013

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Homeless Families Visit SF City Hall To Voice Concerns

San Francisco City Hall was the scene of a protest Thursday by homeless families who want Mayor Ed Lee to do more to help get people off the streets and into housing.

05/10/2013

O'Farrell Street in the Tenderloin section of downtown San Francisco (Wikipedia)

Plan Would Roll Out Soul Food In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

Soul food could be rolling, literally and figuratively, through the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood within a matter of weeks, if the man charged with tackling the city’s homeless problem has his way.

09/03/2012

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PETA Balks At SF Plan To Pay Panhandlers To Care For Shelter Puppies

Beginning in August, the city is set to offer panhandlers up to $75 a week to stop begging and foster problem puppies from city animal shelters until the pups are ready for adoption.

07/16/2012

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San Francisco Offers Puppy Dogged Solution For Panhandling Problem

San Francisco hopes a cold nose and a warm heart will help end the problem of panhandling.

06/13/2012

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Homelessness

Former SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty has been appointed director of homeless policy in a city persistently plagued by the homeless and their needs and the lack of services for them.

02/26/2012

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Dufty Proposes San Francisco ‘Wet Houses’ For Chronic Alcoholics

The idea is to provide a safer and cheaper way for alcoholics to drink in a controlled environment.

02/12/2012

Candidates for San Francisco mayor appear at a debate at the City Club of San Francisco, October 10, 2011. (CBS)

Few Distinctions In Latest San Francisco Mayoral Debate

The 11 candidates vying to be the next mayor of San Francisco all sounded remarkably similar Monday as they fielded questions about transportation, jobs, homelessness, even public nudity.

10/11/2011

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