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)

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The UN Investigates Poverty and Human Rights in San Francisco

Street Sheet, Dec. 15, 2017

United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston visited the city as part of a two-week, fact-finding mission throughout the U.S. He also received input from service providers and advocacy organizations at a special forum, then toured a homeless encampment. (Main story and sidebar)

The Case for Beds in the Bayview

Street Sheet, San Francisco Bay View and 48 Hills, June 1, 2017

According to homeless service providers, the Bayview has 40 percent of San Francisco’s homeless population, but only seven percent of the services. Because of this disparity, they recommend opening a new, full-service shelter. (more)