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Homeless San Francisco

Newspapers, TV, Radio In San Francisco Team Up To Spotlight Homelessness Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact

In San Francisco, newspapers, TV and radio are joining forces to shine an extra bright spotlight on an issue that they can all agree is a critical one...

Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It's Working

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact

Of the 5,000 people who visit the San Francisco Public Library every day, about 15 percent of them are homeless, PBS reported. After years of watching...

More Proof That Housing Homeless People Actually Saves Money And Works

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Impact

San Francisco continues to clamp down on its anti-homelessness policies, an approach that has proven callous, ineffective and costly, a recent study c...

Priscilla Frank

Hyperrealistic Drawings Ask Viewers To Take A Closer Look At Homeless Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts

Homeless individuals across the country face countless challenges everyday, many that must be overcome simply in order to survive. San Francisco-based...

Congresswoman: CEOs Should Sleep In Shelters To Get A Grip On Poverty

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

Given the choice, most thriving Silicon Valley CEOs would likely prefer throwing money at the area’s poverty issue or ranting about it on social med...

These Homeless People's Signs Will Make You Laugh And Open Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact

It’s easy to disregard a homeless person asking for money -- that is unless their message stops you in your tracks. That’s the reaction Anthony...

Police Raid San Francisco's Largest Homeless Encampment

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.12.2013 | San Francisco

In the past, when police officers cleared the popular homeless encampment under Interstate 280, the majority of individuals simply returned when the c...

A Homeless Bill Of Rights?

The Sacramento Bee | JIM SANDERS | Posted 03.06.2013 | San Francisco

California law protects its residents from discrimination based on sex, race, religion and sexual orientation. Now a state lawmaker is pushing to add...

Carly Schwartz

San Francisco's New Shelter Law Angers Homeless Rights Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.03.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new law barring violent individuals from homeless shelters has drawn the ire of some homeless rights advocates, who worry the rule ...

'There Is Nowhere To Send Them'

The Sacramento Bee | Cynthia Hubert | Posted 12.29.2012 | San Francisco

One couple and their 6-year-old son slept in a tent along the river. Another family spent the night in a friend's garage. A set of parents and their c...

San Francisco Takes A Historic Leap To Combat Homelessness

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.24.2012 | San Francisco

When San Francisco's Department of Public Health launched Project Homeless Connect in 2004, the idea was revolutionary. The city holds regularly-s...

Homeless Advocates Take To The Streets Over Proposed Castro Plaza Law

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

These days, when people talk about camping in the Castro, they probably have something else on their minds besides a midnight showing of "Rocky Horror...