San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced a new five-year strategic plan called “Home by the Bay” to reduce and eventually end homelessness in the city.
The plan aims to reduce the unsheltered population by 50%, support 30,000 people into permanent housing, and provide prevention services to 18,000 people who are at risk of homelessness.
The plan will also focus on reducing racial inequities in city programs.
The Chief Operating Officer of Swords to Plowshares, Tremesia Garner, emphasized the importance of including the unhoused perspective in the plan’s framework.
The plan will require over $600 million in additional funding over the five-year period and progress will be assessed regularly.
The next steps will involve developing an initial implementation plan.