San Francisco Has New Plan to Cure Homelessness in 10 Years

With old 10-year plan to fix homelessness expiring, time for a new one

New decade, a new plan to end chronic homelessness.

San Francisco set an ambitious goal a decade ago: to fix or cure the situation of people stuck on the streets. With the city's 10-year plan expiring, officials are creating a new one, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

And it will be different.

The homeless count in San Francisco has remained "flat," according to the newspaper, with 6,455 homeless people counted last year. That's an increase of about 200 from 2005.

The old ten-year plan called for 3,000 supportive housing units. About 2,800 were built, the newspaper reported.

Homeless advocates agree that the city should step up its resources, but complain that politicians continue to use homeless people as a handy tool whenever the need arises.

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