Report: An Estimated 20,000 San Franciscans Will Experience Homelessness In 2022
A new addendum to this year’s Homeless Point-In-Time Count paints a much starker picture than we’d realized, as it estimates that an astonishing 20,000 people in San Francisco will experience homelessness at some point this year.
Wealthy East Bay Town of Piedmont Confused By Official Count of 42 Homeless There. Where'd They Go?
Residents of Piedmont, the tiny enclave that's entirely surrounded by Oakland and largely populated by millionaires, don't understand where homeless census counters were looking when they found 42 homeless people there earlier this year.
SF's Homeless Population Actually Declined During the Pandemic, and Nearly 20% More Are Sheltered
The data from San Francisco's latest point-in-time homeless "census," taken one night in February 2022, shows the first decline in the number of homeless individuals in the city in seven years — countering the age-old narrative that homelessness is "worse than it's ever been."
San Francisco and Other Cities Seek to Cancel Homeless Census Due to Pandemic Surge
The biennial "Point in Time Count" of the homeless, typically conducted in January of odd-numbered years in San Francisco, is likely to be canceled or postponed this year due to concerns about putting front-line census-takers and other at risk of contracted COVID-19.
Ben Carson Blames California For Rise In Homelessness, Calls On States and Cities to Handle Crisis
Just before the holidays, HUD Secretary Ben Carson issued an annual report on homelessness nationwide in which he called on state and local leaders on the West Coast to address the issue with "crisis-like urgency."
Number Of Homeless In SF Could Be More Than Double the Point-In-Time Count
According to city data on individuals who seek healthcare and other services, the number of homeless in San Francisco jumped 30 percent between 2018 and 2019 — and the total number was more than twice the number counted in the January homeless census.
SF Homeless Number Nearly 1,800 People Higher If Same Criteria Used As 2017
Following the quiet Friday release of the new point-in-time homeless census for San Francisco, it's come to light that the count is actually not an apples-to-apples comparison of the 2017 number. And this means that the city's homeless population has increased 30%, not 17% as previously reported.