Tough Love

a vintage bouquet of roses and violets with the words "tough love"

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Mohammed Nuru sucks,
Sweeps do, too

Mayor London Breed has talked a lot lately about taking a ‘tough love’ approach when addressing the needs of San Francisco’s homeless population. It’s an odd, shitty, and shameful attitude for a city to take towards those whom life has already been toughest to, but it’s nothing new. In 2016, one week before Christmas, then-mayor Ed Lee called for a ‘tough love’ approach to homelessness,



An update on the 2018 Proposition C Our City Our Home measure

It’s been over a year since the 2018 Proposition C – Our City Our Home – was passed with 62% of voter support. The measure, which taxes the wealthiest corporations in San Francisco with income over $50 million an average of one-half percent, will garner around $300 million for homelessness every year. However, none of the money can be spent as the measure is held up in a hotly contested lawsuit. 


Save our SROs, Save our Homes!

     San Francisco is facing a serious housing affordability crisis.  We can all agree to that fact and I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear.  With homelessness increasing by 15-30% last year depending on who you talk to, and the cost of rental housing at an all-time high, everyone in San Francisco is feeling the effects of the crisis.  So why, given the level of suffering we see on our streets every day,


Food Not Bombs Celebrates 40 years of Direct Action on Sunday, May 24, 2020 

by Keith McHenry

“This cause is a great cause and we’re tired of being treated like dirt. We’re not, we’re human beings. We bleed just like you and we’re good people. We need a safe place and this is a safe place right here.” – Deseire Quintero

Volunteers with Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs wait outside what had been a large homeless camp that welcomed visitors for over one half year.


The Coalition On Homelessness & Hospitality House Celebrate Black History Month

Tracey Mixon

      The Coalition on Homelessness and Hospitality House will be having a Black History month celebration. This year’s theme is the displacement of African Americans in San Francisco. Please join us for soul food and share your stories. We will also be lobbying our leaders in City Hall to let them know how displacement has affected us and to demand changes.

       Many African Americans came to San Francisco during and after World War II,