Homelessness

5:47pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Politics

The first look inside San Francisco's radical attempt to end homelessness

March 29 was the last night Delilah Soto slept on the street. She’s a recovering heroin addict who’s been living in a tent in San Francisco’s Mission District with her girlfriend, Rocky Anderson, and their dog Sparta. That night, she learned they had another choice.

Nearby, 1950 Mission St. was dead space. A closed-down school site sitting on premium San Francisco real estate, begging to be repurposed. On March 30, the gates opened on a new pilot program called the “Navigation Center”.

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11:20pm

Sun April 12, 2015
Politics

Your Call: What explains the rise in child homelessness?

Kartemquin Films

On the  April 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the documentary The Homestretch, which follows three homeless teens in Chicago as they try to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Over 2. 5 million children were homeless at some time in 2013, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. Compared to previous years, this is the largest number of homeless children in the US ever. How should we tackle child homelessness? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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10:16am

Tue April 7, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

435 Tremont Avenue
Bonnie Chan

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

 Poverty rate still near all time high in bay area // SF Biz Journal

"Not all ships have risen with the tide, especially in the Bay Area. The poverty rate in the region still hovers near its all-time high, with more than 800,000 people living below the poverty line.

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9:51am

Tue April 7, 2015
Housing

Strapped for housing, San Francisco weighs creative responses to homelessness

There are at least 7,000 homeless people in San Francisco each night, and only enough shelter space to house a small fraction of them. This is one of the reasons San Francisco recently held the first Town Hall to End Homelessness in which city officials and community leaders renewed their commitment to do just that.

But if you’re going to talk ways to end homelessness in San Francisco, why not start by talking to the people with the most experience?

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5:12pm

Tue March 3, 2015
News

Homeless veterans’ unlikely home in San Francisco’s Financial District

Jackie Cooper at home
Marcy Fraser KALW

 


Jacqueline Cooper is a lot like you.

“I'm not any different than anybody else,” she says. “I'm a mother, I'm a daughter, I'm a sister, a wife at one point.”

However, there’s more to her than that. For one, she’s a retired United States Marine Corps sergeant. For another, she’s dealt with mental illness throughout her life.

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