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Is San Francisco Effectively Fighting Homelessness?


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A homeless man holds a cup as he panhandles for spare change in San Francisco.
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A homeless man holds a cup as he panhandles for spare change in San Francisco.

The city of San Francisco spends about $485,000 each day to house and help the homeless, according to an analyst for the city's Board of Supervisors. We examine how that money is being spent and the efficacy of the city's efforts to combat homelessness.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Jeff Kositsky, executive director of the Hamilton Family Center, San Francisco's largest family homeless shelter and services provider
  • Mark Farrell, member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 2
  • Peter Connery, vice president of Applied Survey Research, which has done homeless censuses and surveys for San Francisco and other cities
  • Todd, a formerly homeless single parent who found housing through the Hamilton Family Center and city services

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