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San Francisco Homeless

Group Turns Bus Into Bathroom, Provides Homeless People With Hot Showers And Sense Of Dignity

AP | Haven Daley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a...

San Francisco's Invisible Class War

danah boyd | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
danah boyd

San Francisco is in the middle of a class war. It's not the first or last city to have heart-wrenching inequality tear at its fabric, challenge its values, test its support structures. But what's jaw-dropping to me is how openly, defensively, and critically technology folks demean those who are struggling.

San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that the...

CEO's Attack On Homeless May Be Biggest Social Media Blunder Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

In a move that does San Francisco’s tech community no favors, another successful startup CEO has taken to the Internet to air his grievances with th...

One-Third Of Homeless Population In Major City Is Gay

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) released its biennial homeless count on Friday and responses to a newly included question have shed ligh...

On Gideon's Anniversary: Legal Rights for the Homeless

Tom Ammiano | Posted 05.22.2013 | San Francisco
Tom Ammiano

As much as anyone, homeless people need access to lawyers. Why? Because our society has written dozens of laws aimed at criminalizing their behavior.

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...

How Libraries Became The New Homeless Shelter

www.alternet.org | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact

Not everyone who spends all day, every day in the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library is down and out. Only mostly everyone. Kathleen L...

PHOTOS: Most Benevolent Church Ever Lets Homeless Sleep In Pews

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

For the city’s homeless, San Francisco’s St. Boniface Church is seen as a safe haven. The nonprofit known as the Gubbio Project partners with t...

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 ...

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...

Iconic Haight Ashbury Landmark Faces Eviction

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.28.2012 | San Francisco

Since the 1970s, the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council has operated the longest-running recycling center in San Francisco at the eastern edge of Gol...

Food Trucks For The Homeless?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco "Homeless Czar" Bevan Dufty has proposed a very SF solution to feeding the sizable homeless population residing in the city's gritty Ten...

Authorities Destroy Huge Downtown Homeless Encampment

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.28.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Officials have cleared out a San Francisco makeshift homeless encampment that has sprouted on Caltrain station property. Depa...

California Man Attempts Homeless Reality TV Series

Posted 08.10.2012 | Impact

A man who overcame homelessness is now a television and film producer with a sole mission in mind: revealing the realities of what it is to be homeles...

Aaron Sankin

A Thousand Cuts: America's Most Expensive City Struggles With Housing Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.28.2013 | San Francisco

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

WATCH: Homeless Man Gives Voice To Other Homeless Using Flipcam

Huffington Post | Bronte Dakota | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact

One homeless California man is using a small device as a huge tool for advocacy: a flipcam. Mo has been homeless for over four years, living under ...

Berkeley May Adopt SF's Controversial Homelessness Policy

AP | Posted 08.18.2012 | San Francisco

By Terry Collins, Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. -- Squatting on a corner on the always bustling Telegraph Avenue, Brandon Smith and Jamie Dunne...

Just How Effective Is The City's Controversial Sit/Lie Law?

| Posted 07.25.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Laura Rena Murray A new report released by the City Hall Fellows demonstrates ju...

'All People Need Dignity, Right?'

AP | By MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 07.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the foggy streets of San Francisco, tech superstars and the homeless can be hard to tell apart in their identical hoodies. But the...

Aaron Sankin

Iconic Music Venue Deploys Awful Noise In War Against Nearby Homeless Camp

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.02.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Every evening, a makeshift encampment springs up in front of San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Dozens of chronically home...

Huge News For Homeless Veterans

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

On Thursday, Mayor Lee announced that San Francisco will be the recipient of $2.7 million in housing vouchers for homeless veterans. The U.S. Hous...

Aaron Sankin

Will Giving Alcoholics Booze Curb San Francisco's Homeless Problem?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.15.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Only a few days into his new job as San Francisco's homeless czar, Bevan Dufty already has big ideas. The former Castro District s...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Exhibit Captures Faces Of Homelessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

This is the eleventh in an occasional series, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. "Not all homeless people are addicts," said Ga...