While I was reporting “Finding a home on Hotel 22” about the way some homeless use Line 22 in Santa Clara County as a shelter, I looked up the bus line on Yelp. I found a bunch of reviews, mostly from regular riders of the bus.
People said pretty typical things, like “love those fast aggressive male drivers” and “bus drivers please lower the bus so I can get my bike on the rack easier.”
But the one that caught my eye was from Helen Garcia. She wrote:
On any given night in the U.S. there are more than 600,000 people who are homeless. In San Francisco, the government estimates there are about 6,400 people living on the street or in shelters. The numbers have increased only slightly over the past few years, but with the lack of housing in the city, many are wondering what the county is doing to help. Bevan Dufty, works with the mayor's office as the Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement or HOPE.