San Francisco's New Homeless 'Czar' Tries to Tackle One of the City's Most Intractable Issues

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San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is asking city agencies to find a quick but humane way to eliminate homeless tent encampments, the number of which have grown in recent years. Homeless advocates say taking away tents robs the homeless of what little shelter they have. Forum talks with Sam Dodge, the newly appointed director the mayor's office of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE). We'll discuss what should be done to help the more than 6,500 homeless people in San Francisco.


Sam Dodge, director of the Mayor's Office of Housing, Opportunity, Partnership & Engagement