Is San Francisco Effectively Fighting Homelessness?

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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.


Mark Farrell, member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 2

Jeff Kositsky, executive director of the Hamilton Family Center, San Francisco's largest family homeless shelter and services provider

Todd, a formerly homeless single parent who found housing through the Hamilton Family Center and city services

Peter Connery, vice president of Applied Survey Research, which has done homeless censuses and surveys for San Francisco and other cities