Solving Homelessness: Rehousing Families
Creative Commons image by Flickr user Daniel Ramirez
A humanitarian crisis has persisted on our streets for years and seems to have worsened as housing prices and rents have skyrocketed. Across the Bay Area, high-profile government and nonprofit initiatives have sought more effective ways of serving the homeless. But are they enough?
These stories, from the spring 2018 issue, follow on two recent special reports: From summer 2017, Which Way Home?, which looked into city government’s efforts to clear homeless encampments from the streets by putting people into navigation centers and shelters (or more often on buses to family or friends out of town). And the fall 2017 issue, Ideas For Ending a Crisis, a package of stories exploreing ideas about how to do things differently to address the humanitarian crisis on our streets, even if they are only on the cusp of mainstream consideration.
This time, the focus is on city programs.
The spring 2018 print edition of the Public Press is now available at select locations.
ABOUT THIS REPORTING PROJECT
REPORTING: Rob Waters
EDITING: Michael Winter
COPY CHIEF: Sherman Turntine
COPY EDITING: Michele Anderson, Richard Knee
GRAPHICS: Reid Brown
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rob Waters
ONLINE: John Angelico