Democrat San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to spend $1 Billion to stem the homeless epidemic in the city.
According to the San Francisco city and county website “8,035 homeless individuals were counted in San Francisco’s 2019 point-in-time street and shelter count. This was an increase of more than 14 percent over the 2017 count.”
The San Francisco Chronicle reported some sources say the number could be as high as 17,000:
At the same time, homelessness funding has also significantly increased. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing’s budget has increased by 80% since it was created in 2016, to $364 million in the most recent fiscal year. Meanwhile, Prop. C., a 2018 ballot measure that taxes big businesses for homelessness services, is expected to raise $250 million to $300 million per year.
The mayor’s plan is part of the city’s $13.1 billion budget for the next fiscal year, in addition to the