Updated: Jan 8
Tuesday, January 19, 7pm
Homelessness is not a new issue faced by our neighborhood, city, state or country. It has been addressed in some fashion, successful or not, by every SF administration in the past thirty years. I highly recommend reading the succinct intro to A Place for All - Ordinance -- to get a sense of how much has been attempted, when and by whom.
As Dogpatch was the first community in the city to not just host, but to welcome AND re-up for a Navigation Center, we felt it was worth setting aside a separate meeting to address the issues facing our un-housed neighbors especially with the pandemic raging on, and what current efforts are being made to help them.
Three city departments will attend the Jan. 19, 7pm meeting for this discussion:
○ HOM: Deborah Bouck, Communications & Community Engagement, Dept. of Homelessness and Supportive Housing: Effectiveness and status for reopening the Navigation Center.
○ DPH: Dept. of Public Health on the Homelessness Response System, particularly how it has been impacted by COVID-19 and how we are expanding through the Mayor's Homelessness Recovery Plan.
○ Sup. Mandelman A Place For All Legislation Supervisor Mandelman Introduces “A Place For All” Legislation Requiring a Safe Sleeping Site Placement for Every Unsheltered Person in San Francisco. This Legislation would require the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing to open a citywide network of temporary safe sleeping sites within 18 months of passage
This meeting will give the community an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about what is happening from these three departments, and to provide feedback to each agency as well as to Supervisor Mandelman on his legislation--about which more information is linked below.