BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) welcomed a panel from various City and County of San Francisco departments recently. The purpose of the meeting was to help our industry understand how they are helping those who are, unfortunately, without a home in San Francisco
The panelists were:
Joyce Crum, Director, Housing and Homeless Division, Human Services Agency
Brenda Meskan, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Director San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team
- Some are homeless due to their economic situation; some are there because of mental health.
- 13 years of lifetime homelessness = chronic homeless in San Francisco. About 250 people are on this list.
- Issuing tickets/warrants for quality of life issues doesn’t solve homelessness.
- San Francisco: there is 6700 homeless, 3,500 unsheltered, and 1,300 beds.