How Homelessness Can Compromise Mental Health

Part of a special report on homelessness and mental health in San Francisco, in the fall 2014 print edition. Stories rolling out online throughout the fall. Update 12/9/2014: For more on this topic, listen to KALW-FM’s talk show “Your Call” from Dec.  Read more

Housing Solution: Increase Density in Western Neighborhoods and Fix Transit

Part of a special report on solutions for housing affordability in San Francisco, launched in the summer 2014 print edition. A version of this story appeared in the fall 2014 edition. For nearly four decades, residents of the western half of San Francisco have succeeded in blocking any local zoning changes, saying that adding higher-density and affordable housing options would harm the neighborhoods’ residential character.  Read more