SF had a plan to cut homelessness in half but numbers got worse
In 2017, San Francisco’s top officials announced an audacious goal: Cut the city’s chronic homelessness number in half over the next five years.
A few months earlier, the city had received a gift to help reach that goal — $100 million in private donations from a nonprofit to supplement the city’s more than $250 million annual homelessness budget.
“This is going to be huge,” then-Mayor Ed Lee told The Chronicle at the time about the donation from nonprofit Tipping Point. “I do believe we’ll be able to cut chronic homelessness in half with this...