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Rocky and Delilah: Voices from the Navigation Center

Jun 29, 2016
by Ken Fisher, Resized and Cropped

 When we first heard from Rocky Anderson and Delilah Soto a year ago, they were on the brink of finding housing through the Navigation Center in San Francisco.

When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016
By Flickr user Janne Huttunen / under CC license/ cropped and resized

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

City Preparing to Close Pier 80 Homeless Shelter // SF Weekly

“San Francisco's temporary homeless shelter at Pier 80 just below Dogpatch is set to close July 1, when a two-month extension expires. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016
"casino", by Sergiu Biris, used under CC license, cropped.

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Supervisor Yee says SF must turn its attention to gambling addiction // SF Examiner


When the rain arrived this winter, so did a line of tents along Division Street beneath the Central Freeway in San Francisco.

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco: Man armed with a shotgun near St. Luke's Hospital shot, killed by police // Inside Bay Area News

"A man armed with a shotgun was shot and killed by police Wednesday afternoon at a construction site near St. Luke's Hospital on Cesar Chavez Street, authorities confirmed.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015
(Courtesy of League of Women Voters)

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Report: African-American Adults Seven Times As Likely As Whites To Be Arrested in San Francisco // KQED

How hard is it for homeless people to get and retain housing? The City of Albany and some local volunteers are seeing firsthand just how difficult it can be.

From the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014, KALW’s “Crosscurrents” covered Albany’s official efforts to move people and campsites off the Albany Bulb, a former landfill in the East Bay. In return, the City promised to provide help to residents of the Bulb in finding apartments.

Leila Day


If you walk upstairs from the kitchen at Mother Brown’s drop-in center in the evening, you’ll find dozens of people sleeping in chairs. During the day, Mother Brown’s serves home-cooked meals to the homeless in San Francisco’s Bayview district. There are over a thousand people without homes in Bayview -- the second-highest homeless population in the city. But there’s not one shelter. So for more than a decade, Mother Brown’s has been offering chairs. Now they want to offer beds.

Steve Rhodes/SF Public Press

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.