Unhoused, Sheltered in Place: Homelessness in Pandemic Times

Street Sheet, April 27, 2020

San Francisco is being held as an exemplar in its approach to “flattening the curve” during the COVID—19 pandemic. But unhoused people and their advocates are saying the City is actually behind the curve when it comes to halting the spread among the homeless population. (more)

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Street Sheet, March 15, 2019

It didn’t take long for a hearing on San Francisco’s cold and wet weather policy for homeless people to become a forum on the City’s heavy-handed practice of sweeping encampments during heavy rainstorms. (more)

An Aggressive Turn in Encampment Sweeps

Street Sheet, May 1, 2018

Mark Farrell’s abbreviated term as mayor will apparently be defined by one thing — the removal of tent dwellings from homeless San Franciscans. If so, that definitive moment came April 25, when otherwise unhoused people who have erected tents and other improvised shelters were swept out in the latest of street evictions. (more)