San Francisco's empty office buildings and fleeing retailers have been in the news. London Breed challenges that narrative.
That's impacting efforts to get people into housing. But there are some programs trying to increase the number of specialists in the pipeline.
Though the affordable housing shortage is key, mental illness increases the risk of losing a home and makes it harder to regain one.
We're going to need a lot of money and cooperation to address homelessness.
Getting an unhoused person into a home can cost $10,000 a year — and more than 580,000 people are unhoused on any given night.
The homelessness crisis is being punctuated in the nation's most populous city by sky-high rents and rising prices, says the CEO of the Bowery Mission, a New York City-based nonprofit.
In Missouri, it’s now illegal. In Tennessee, it can be a felony. But criminalizing homelessness could make it harder for people to find homes.
When service providers lease buildings, it can speed up the availability of housing that comes with social services.