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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco hopes a cold nose and a warm heart will help end the problem of panhandling.
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.
The idea is to provide a safer and cheaper way for alcoholics to drink in a controlled environment.
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.