LIMBO AT THE DROP-IN

by TJ Johnston

It’s 4 p.m. and I’ve been waiting two hours already to get a seat at the MSC South drop-in. I spent the last two hours outside waiting in line with about 10 or 12 other homeless people ahead of me — that is, if nobody cuts ahead.

I want to get a bed for the night, and the only things standing between me and that bed are the gate at the entrance,

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$88.5 MILLION FOR HOMELESS HOUSING AND SERVICES LEAVES OUT FUNDING FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES, YOUTH

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve a spending deal that will fund upwards of $200 million for salary raises for public school teachers and childcare providers as well as affordable housing and homeless services.

The funds originate from the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF). Established in 1992 by the state of California, the fund essentially takes away money from counties in the form of property taxes to be used for school districts,

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No Shelter from the Storm

by Brian Edwards

“During the first heavy storm of February, a really sweet older gentleman who sells the Street Sheet rang the bell to our office. When I opened the door, I could barely recognize him. He was shaking, soaking wet, and couldn’t even walk up the stairs without my help. His hands, bone white and shriveled from the rain, shook so badly that it was nearly impossible for him to drink the hot tea we’d given him.

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The Navigation Center

An Inside look at all of them

by Shy Brown

Since the first Navigation Center opened like five years ago, there have been multiple popping up all over San Francisco. Let’s take a look at all of them:

The first one was on 16th and Mission, it is currently closed down. That was the very first one to open, with multiple flaws that came along with that as well,

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THE SHELTER

By Darnell Boyd

Feb. 15, 2019

I will never forget that day. It was July 17, the day I first arrived in San Francisco. It was a cold, wet and rainy day when the Greyhound bus pulled into the station. I couldn’t help but think to myself, “What happened to the summer?” because two days before, I was in Phoenix and it was 115 degrees. I knew right then that I needed to find a shelter,

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