Swords to Plowshares

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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4:52pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Veterans

San Francisco races to house homeless veterans in 100 days

Stephen Hancock reads in his new apartment in San Bruno
Mariel Waloff

Finding an apartment in San Francisco these days is an uphill battle on any kind of budget. Craigslist ads and open houses can provoke hundreds of responses from people ready to compete for their share of the city’s scarce square footage, even at times willing to pay for months of rent in advance. For people without cash, things are a lot harder. Among those who find it most difficult are chronically homeless veterans.

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