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San Francisco Has New Plan to Cure Homelessness in 10 Years
NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 | Chris Roberts

Posted on 02/05/2014 12:08:20 PM PST by nickcarraway

With old 10-year plan to fix homelessness expiring, time for a new one

New decade, a new plan to end chronic homelessness.

San Francisco set an ambitious goal a decade ago: to fix or cure the situation of people stuck on the streets. With the city's 10-year plan expiring, officials are creating a new one, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

And it will be different.

The homeless count in San Francisco has remained "flat," according to the newspaper, with 6,455 homeless people counted last year. That's an increase of about 200 from 2005.

The old ten-year plan called for 3,000 supportive housing units. About 2,800 were built, the newspaper reported.

Homeless advocates agree that the city should step up its resources, but complain that politicians continue to use homeless people as a handy tool whenever the need arises.


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1 posted on 02/05/2014 12:08:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Whatever that plan is, there will be no improvement for either the homeless or the taxpayers.
More homeless and more expensive is my prediction.

2 posted on 02/05/2014 12:11:29 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: nickcarraway

House them with Pelosi.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 12:11:35 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Bump


4 posted on 02/05/2014 12:12:43 PM PST by lowbridge
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Didn’t even read their plan, but I’ve got $100 that says the problem is worse in 10 years than it is now.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 12:13:58 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BitWielder1

With Obama in the WH and controlling dozens of alphabet agencies all bent on destroying the economy, you can bet your last nickel that there will be more homeless people than you can find quarters for.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 12:16:06 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bus tickets to Las Vegas?


7 posted on 02/05/2014 12:22:47 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: BitWielder1

Yep, the end result will be more homeless and less money for the residents.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 12:23:56 PM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: nickcarraway; All
Thank you for referencing that article nickcarraway. I recently saw a related FR thread concerning Utah also "ending" homelessness, by providing unused homes for such people.
Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes
My reservation about these programs is that "ending" or "curing" homelessness by providing homes for homeless may get rid of the "symptom," but does not necessarily address the causes of why people wind up homeless in the first place.
9 posted on 02/05/2014 12:32:32 PM PST by Amendment10
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San Francisco is twice as communist as the old Soviet Union was — SF has 10-year plans that fail rather than having 5-year plans that fail.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 12:33:57 PM PST by Bob
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To: nickcarraway

The rest of the middle class and many of the rich are about to be homeless. Will free apartments be built for them?


11 posted on 02/05/2014 12:35:25 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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12 posted on 02/05/2014 12:53:58 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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Land fill?


13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:16:21 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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They will give them brand new shopping carts and a book on dumpster diving. The liberal way.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:17:55 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: nickcarraway
The homeless count in San Francisco has remained "flat," according to the newspaper, with 6,455 homeless people counted last year. That's an increase of about 200 from 2005. The old ten-year plan called for 3,000 supportive housing units. About 2,800 were built, the newspaper reported.

So they took thousands of people off the streets and into those 2800 housing units. Shouldn't the homeless number have been reduced by at least 2800 instead of increasing by 200? How can they say the homeless count remained flat?

15 posted on 02/05/2014 1:48:01 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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Looks like “fuzzy math” to me.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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17 posted on 02/05/2014 2:24:47 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Veggie Todd

It’s called “Liberal math”.
Homeless has increased by their estimates by 3000 since 2005,but it looks better in print when they say it’s the same almost as it was 2005 just an increase of 200
(sound of liberals clapping each other on the back what a wonderful job we did)


18 posted on 02/05/2014 2:30:47 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: nickcarraway

The government in SF has forgotten the basic tenets of governing.

If you want MORE of something, you subsidize it.

If you want LESS of something, you tax it.

They should be taxing the homeless.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 2:57:21 PM PST by Disambiguator
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Feed them to the illegals


20 posted on 02/05/2014 3:58:30 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: nickcarraway

Place the homeless in all the liberal homes. Problem solved right away.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 4:20:57 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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