San Francisco spends over $275 million a year to address homelessness, but are city leaders making progress? Anyone who walks through San Francisco’s streets would otherwise think the homelessness problem is getting worse than ever.
Tonight on City Visions we’ll talk to experts about how we can house our homeless in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. We’ll discuss some of the newest initiatives — particularly which ones might make a difference, when past ones have failed. We’ll also look at the role of the federal government to address the challenge.
Joining me for the discussion will be:
- Jeff Kositsky, Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing for the city of San Francisco since 2016.
- Matthew Doherty, Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, which runs the Federal response to homelessness.
- Del Seymore, founder of job readiness program Code Tenderloin. Del is a Vietnam veteran and was chronically homeless for 18 years.
Tune in at 7pm on KALW 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area or stream it live, and let us know your questions!