Homelessness

‘Somebody Is Going to Get Hurt’: Target Security Guard Speaks Out About S.F. Retail Crime

A combination of theft, rigid policies and slow police response times ha made working conditions dangerous for some retail workers, according to a former security guard at a San Francisco Target store.

San Francisco Fire Department Could Soon Place Emergency Psychiatric Holds

A proposal to give fire department paramedics the authority to place 5150 holds, or involuntary…

Flush with Funding, Homelessness Department Shows Persistent Underspending

About $28 million in funds for service contracts went unspent in fiscal 2021, according to city budget analyst.

Board of Supervisors Pledges to Create New Homelessness Response Team, but Details Remain Murky

A plan to create a new team to respond to homelessness-related concerns received a stamp…

Conservatorship From A Disability Rights Perspective

The ACLU’s Susan Mizner on why she believes conservatorship is “generally a mistake”

Headshot of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

For Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Conservatorship Is Personal

For this San Francisco city official, the issue of conservatorship is not just about policy—it’s a matter close to his heart.