Please join The City Club of San Francisco and Host David Jamison in welcoming Kevin Fagan to the Roundtable. Kevin is a longtime reporter at the SF Chronicle. He specializes in enterprise news-feature writing and breaking news, taking particular pleasure in ferreting out stories others might not find — Kevin recently authored an in depth look at the homeless situation in San Francisco.
It may not seem like it, but there are fewer homeless people on the streets of San Francisco now than there were in 2004, when the city launched a series of long, intensive and only partially successful efforts to put every street person under a roof.
Over the past 14 years, the city has housed 26,000 homeless people, many of them the chronically troubled type who had been on the streets more than a year. San Francisco has doubled the money it spends on homelessness — to more than $300 million — launched innovations including the nationally copied Navigation Center counseling-intensive shelter system, and created the city’s first unified Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.
Join us to discuss progress and challenges in the five areas related to homelessness: shelters, supportive housing, policing, mental health and drugs.
LUNCHEON WILL BE SERVED.
This will be a small group to allow for questions and discussion, seating is limited.