This past month, the Coalition on Homelessness released the eagerly anticipated The Roadmap: A Five-Year Plan to End the Crisis of Family Homelessness in San Francisco. This was in response to the rapidly growing homeless family population, as we now have an estimated 3,222 homeless children in San Francisco. The report was highly applauded, and its primary goal of housing all currently homeless families in San Francisco was mentioned as a top priority by Mayor Edwin Lee publicly on several occasion.
However, above is listed the items and their costs in the first two years of The Roadmap. Very little funding has actually materialized. Vacant units are being held for those tenants being relocated as their units get rehabilitated. The Mayor has not yet moved to make up for those losses either.
With an $8.6 billion City budget, very little was allocated to address the family homeless crisis. The Mayor is choosing instead to seek private philanthropy to fund this effort.