"What Would It Take to End Homelessness?"

The New York Times | January 13, 2020

“…Housing First turned that upside down, …This has been enormously successful, housing about 85 percent of the most complex folks…”

“…The vast majority of people who become homeless could be easily housed if there were housing that they could afford on their income…”

“…For everyone else, we need to focus on increasing the supply of extremely low-income housing by building very low-income housing, preserving what exists, and providing sufficient vouchers (right now, only a quarter of households who qualify get them)…”


"Poll: 97% of San Franciscans see homelessness as a problem — 69% approve of homeless housing in their neighborhoods"

Mission Local | January 7, 2020

“…The poll finds 72 percent support for simply giving homes to the homeless — … Providing Section 8 rental vouchers for homeless people met with 76 percent approval…”

“…This polling, he continued, “demonstrates support for this type of solution is widespread…”


"SF to lease buildings for formerly homeless as it struggles to get people off the streets"

SF Chronicle | January 7, 2020

San Francisco is making 151 units in two residential hotels available for formerly homeless people, a more affordable and faster option than creating new units in a city where subsidized housing costs $700,000 a unit and five years to build.

“…The city hopes the first occupants at both hotels will be able to move in by April. The Post will charge $1,300 a unit per month and the Abigail will charge $1,400. Residents will be expected to pay 30% of their income — whatever it may be — toward rent, with the city subsidizing the remainder…”


"Banning cars won’t solve America’s bigger transportation problem: Long trips"

The Brookings Institute | January 6, 2020

Cars are a fact of life for the vast majority of Americans, whether we’re commuting to work or traveling to just about anywhere. But a new development outside Phoenix is looking to change that. Culdesac Tempe, a 1,000-person rental community, aims to promote a new type of walkable neighborhood by banning residents from driving or parking cars there.


"California needs to remove barriers to housing construction"

SF Chronicle | January 6, 2020

Quietly, the state’s housing crisis is beginning to take its toll on California’s 1.4 million family businesses.