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Checking in with San Francisco's Top Homeless Official

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A homeless man sleeps in front of his tent along Van Ness Avenue in downtown San Francisco, California on June, 27, 2016.  (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Veteran homeless advocate Jeff Kositsky has been at the helm of the new San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing since last summer. While nationally the homeless population is down by 14 percent, the city is facing growing numbers of homeless, up to an estimated 6,996 this year. As part of the SF Homeless Project, Forum talks with Kositsky about what strides the city has made in solving homelessness. We’ll also get an update on the nontraditional shelters called “navigation centers,” and hear why he has come out in support of safe injection sites for addicts and wet housing for alcoholics.


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Jeff Kositsky, director, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing for the City and County of San Francisco


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