Homelessness

City Moves to Aid Those Living Outdoors as New Rainstorm Hits

In the wake of severe rains from an “atmospheric river” last month, the city has ramped up its efforts to safeguard the homeless.

‘Somebody Is Going to Get Hurt’: Target Security Guard Speaks Out About S.F. Retail Crime

A combination of theft, rigid policies and slow police response times ha made working conditions dangerous for some retail workers, according to a former security guard at a San Francisco Target store.

San Francisco Fire Department Could Soon Place Emergency Psychiatric Holds

A proposal to give fire department paramedics the authority to place 5150 holds, or involuntary…

Flush with Funding, Homelessness Department Shows Persistent Underspending

About $28 million in funds for service contracts went unspent in fiscal 2021, according to city budget analyst.

Board of Supervisors Pledges to Create New Homelessness Response Team, but Details Remain Murky

A plan to create a new team to respond to homelessness-related concerns received a stamp…

Conservatorship From A Disability Rights Perspective

The ACLU’s Susan Mizner on why she believes conservatorship is “generally a mistake”

Headshot of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

For Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Conservatorship Is Personal

For this San Francisco city official, the issue of conservatorship is not just about policy—it’s a matter close to his heart.