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d it effects everybody our children if we get more emergency services there be will a lot of 12k5i7b8d people to have housing and a lot of homeless mothers that have a place to call stability raced in our hands more jobs offered to homeless people and instead of being ridiculed we come in all shapes it takes thirty days to become homeless my education i've taken with me hopefully in the next thirty days i'll find a place in san francisco or california besides a homeless shelters i've had my civil right violated and amendments because of the title of being homeless most people think i'mhomeless but
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- and. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i wanted to come and speak on behalf of single women armenian who suffer from mentioned i have maintained sobriety and full-time job and at risk of being homeless there's no resources for single people or women or men who i mean, i have a full-time job and i still don't have any kind of recurs resources and at risk for being homeless i wanted to come and speak on behalf of the single people that are with no kids at risk of being homeless thank you, thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> excuse me. >> hello, i'm myron i'm also currently homeless i've
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been in a respite from the respite to another place and been hospitalized in the place two most from enemy i haven't came up to stand up in that type of way it's been so discounting to put everything i feel handle inside of me for no doors to open at all i'm no where i have kids grandkids you know and the situation i'm in is to opportunities to make it better is upon you all i need some type of assistance i don't want you to carry me or walk me i want
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you to assist me upcoming i have a significant other i can't do nothing for not only that i got disregard from the century bed i phenomenally i don't understand i'm a native i you do not understand where i was born and can't get no assistance i can look around and see assistance to god knows who that came here if yesterday i know and it is really discouraging it is very discourage i mean it really hurts me you know for me to not been able to get assistance in my own >> thank you>> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> (clapping.) good afternoon. my name is adele seymour a local of the homeless board for the city and county of san francisco i'm also a board member of the plowshares that helps with housing i have been seen by 3 people in degrees of the homelessness this is really the place of the homeless folks in san francisco they don't all drive shopping carts and bring bags of the belongings it could be anyone you could be homeless we need to change our prospective of homeless people you'll be surprised i've spent hours in skid right now in la and wanted to see how they handle their homeless situation you'll see blocks and blocks of tonight cities so i wanted to say the
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city of san francisco is actually doing a wonderful job room for improvement but doing a wonderful job i want to see us handle for daycare centers the shelters are flushed out with 7 thousand people out of the shelters in the daytime i want to see focused on the day situation people don't have to be routed ray routed of the public library we're using our public library as a dafrycare center we'll have a few dollars ♪ new budget to do something about that it had been a great achievement for the francisco >> thank you.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi good afternoon jennifer deputy director for the homelessness i'm here to support the respite to keep san franciscans housed put together by 22 organizations that are working on the issues everyday this is a very careful throughout through proposal that focuses achieving on creating permanent solutions to homeless that the housing is dig identified and affordable has bathrooms and kitchens that is keeping san franciscans in their homes and this proposal comes from people that know best what works for what is more efficient people who are working on the front lines and people that are experiencing homelessness themselves and specific it calls for the mayor and the board of supervisors to fund $6 million for the houltd subsidies in
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affordable housing to put families and elderly and people that disabilities and single adults into dig identified housing that specific halts displacement we've made a lot of policy mistakes around homeless and i can look at outside this building we've made those mistakes our how's policy railway comes from people that are working on the issues or experience homelessness themselves railway you have here a proposal that is put together by people who are work on those things and know what community come forward it didn't attract the same level of press when the politicians are putting forward proposals it may not get the same attention but ends up in good policy while
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this city is flooded in cash flooded in cash you support the community and - >> thank you. next speaker. (clapping.) >> thank you my name is michael the director of the plowshares the workers in san francisco i want to echo what jennifer said about this proposal it is well done it is good policy it really spells out the investments will make a difference will make folks and create exits from the shelters and i'm the evict prospective the full representation, etc. i want to echo that it is good policy at swords you know we started in 1974 we didn't imagine we'd be
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serving homeless veterans we're imagining 3 hundred and 60 units of housing for veterans permanent housing for veterans those are renter that could be on the street but for subsidy allows them to stay in their house we have hundred and thirty veterans 2, 3, 4 transitional housing programs they need option when their housing ends this is a quick policy you have a meaningful dig identified housing options that need immediately programs at this time a subsidy is needed for the folks not open the street but for the subsidy and to maximize the subsidies and what the funds support and that's the good policies that's what this proposal represents thank you. >> thank you>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> and hi, i'm gloria thompson i was helped into
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getting an sro but it took me 3 long years of waiting in shelters and of having to go through you know the sheltered lines but now you need to put something in place to have more affordable housing because there's a lot of people waiting and i think this is a shame you know that people should have to wait anyone should have a water so long to get triple housing thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm eir can executive director of campus family services here to support of the proposal as well thank you for considering expanding funding to address the crisis of homelessness in san francisco with the goal of insuring that every adult and
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child goes to bed in a place called home the investments in the subsidies over the past couple of years has definitely made a difference but more is needed in the preservation is necessary and economic campus connects the points for the housing lists we've seen a number of families facing a housing crisis steady increase and right now this list is not at its highest there are way mower children and parents waiting for a shelter or home and we also know this number doesn't reflect the number of homeless families including the children like 3 thousand homeless which were in
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california back in the day the shelter waiting list was very long at compass we use means to structure our services try to meet the need but not enough we understand the town hall of homelessness on families particular on children homelessness is trauma it is like war or violence and the longer families are homeless it is greater the toll it takes on the family and more likely that family is going to not recover from homelessness and the thinking stability will be generational there's more money than ever in san francisco right now - >> thank you, ma'am. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i coordinate the tenants rights for the
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justice cause we see over one thousand cases every year we're part of the how's pious we're facing an unprecedented crisis no housing and in our office alone i can't tell how many unjust cases thirteen 14 to many of the scheduled appointment their awe testing to the need every week folks threatened with displacement are coming out to our office in the city of san francisco really must act now and the proposal that hesitating pa has will significantly reduce the crisis san francisco can be proud we fought and one the city's protects but folks that are not aware of the laws that hope people at the risk of the homelessness stay in their home
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the hesitating pa will inform the people so they don't become homeless and this plan is based the successful fly wheel outreach with oakland they're looking at to be do a similar outreach plan our outreach workers will knock on doors in 8 of the harder neighborhood the mission and chinatown and boyer bay area and excelsior and south of market and others and we'll distribute educational materials and talk to 8 thousand folks he urge you to support of the hesitating pa for the doing business as folks to let know know and get full recommendation all of which are outlined in our hesitating pa proposal for your time. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm jamie a social directing
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director i get to see over our program i get to see how supportive housing transforms people's lives in 2013 we found over 19 heed folks in folks on the street we want more beds for other people that needs support to get settled and get skills and become depict after they get city housing much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello executive director of st. francis paul society under the roof we run the ms n shelter 3 hundred and 40 beds for single adults and drop in center 70 people sit in chairs and have 3
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emergency shelters 26 beds if transitional housing we have many which were we deal with the homeless everyday and what i have harder is the retractable press release to the $28 million that was releases thank you for that effort it was well received but the people ♪ room today are part of the chronic issues at play we need all of the elements at play whether the new solution but the deep in the trenches trenches hard work and heavy lifting were by hesitating pa and hope you increase the subsidizes they're important for keeping people exits to housing thank you >> next speaker
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and hi, i'm here representing the coalition on homelessness and speaking for a number of homeless people in the tenderloin today, i did outreach for people in the homeless sherltsz like the hampton some of the people have different stories and tragedy and miss forevermore not only one thing was consistent with the people interact they're not regarded as humans their unboeshth worth of bad treatment i walked into the park a couple began harassing one the daughters he nonverbal abused my coworker after that they've experiencing the trauma of homeless and from the police they don't need that those are countless reasons one thing is
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certain if there is housing made available through the hesitating pa it will gridlock reduce the homeless shelters and there be less overwhelming anded children public school not abused by an officer like officer busing will i (clapping.) good afternoon jeff with hampton family center was very excited to hear about the $28.9 million that mayor ed lee is putting in his budget to aid the issues of homelessness a supervisor farrell stepped out but appreciate the leadership on this issue but two points i'd like to make with wards to that one is that, please do consider the hesitating pa proposal around the fund did homeless it was developed by the people work
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on the front lines for many years we should be respected during the process the more - the $298 newspaper has been set aside for homeless families i'm proud of reducing the adult homelessness in san francisco, however, at the same time family homelessness has done but that by 29 percent it's had a right harding to understand or said it effects innocent children and literally damaged their brains i hope that as your considering the budget and into the future you considering not only the hesitating pa act but the road map to end family homelessness by the coalition of homelessness and others this is am important
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issue if we don't address it the children that are traumatized by the homelessness with going to be end up on the street. >> good morning, everyone. brighten with the housing lines i alliance i'm here to support of the hesitating pa i don't know what is wrong with me today, i'm so full the gratitude i wish i could open up my heart i get teary about the help but thank you for the help and i want to specifically call out trent the staff at dos and the malice they've been incredible to work with they're so helpful i want to let them know also the leadership of jacky and others at hesitating pa there's something about women leadership
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that's different i'm surrendered by people that are better than me that's a good place to be i'm support our continued request are for additional subsidy for the seniors subsidies already in the last 5 weeks we've gotten 20 people referred into that program like the 73 navy veteran open the great highway who spouse died and a disabled developer in the castro and also importantly two certificate of preference holders from the construction by the incident depth agency we've gotten into permanent housing so we want to expand that program it is work better than i thought that would and it feels great and what didn't get funded last year was rapid rehousing subsidies for
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single adults we have a program to get people with hiv hundred and 25 people a year and want to expand to non-hiv people. >> thank you, sir. thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon joe wilson hospitality house want to lend our support focusing on prevenlg to keep san franciscans housed 90 in san francisco make sense and hopefully, you'll unfortunate in that proposal one of two annoying comments i think the important thing to remember for us is that increasing services to one sector of the population shouldn't come at the accept of the vulnerable population no, not to reconfigure the by but
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back more that his and consistent with the scale of the problem we're 40 thousand affordable units short of what the current need is for extremely income and low income as follows that is a number open the order of 16 to $20 billion so we're talking about pitting a housing bond on the ballot we need to talk about billion dollars rather than million dollars that's two and it is frustrating to hear we access and evaluated them and screen them and rehab them but everything but hire them we need to have someone stand up in this town and explain to developers how we do business it is bans our rules they have to come to
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the table bans what they want- expanding the pilot practice writing project that is an employment employment and older individuals that are exhausted hair unemployment benefits, and, secondly a working families credit here in san francisco - >> thank you. okay. >> (inaudible). >> thank you very much okay. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm wendy with the hoped house and want to echo what joe said i also want to support of the hesitating pa proposal to focus on emergency sheltered
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beds theres necessity a lot of shelter beds available for folks they're there for hundred and 48 days and then 2, 3, 4 weeks to get into other shelter bed or not an opportunity in the shelter bed to be about jobs and housing and everything he want to say that the safety net services we provide at hospitality house and other services that were said i want to echo how for those are for the folks to do not have homes and are looking for homes they can't get a job or worry about when their next meal is to be thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm julie work with the hospitality house
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in the tenderloin and everyday i have the opportunity to help folks assess services such as a housing and working on their animal and physical health everyday i see people fall through the cracks whether wait for shelter beds and can't afford to live in the city or trying to survive in the most expensive saying city as well as the city with the fastest growing gaps not just the tenderloin all of san francisco is struggling we're going to need over 40 thousand affordable units and the lack of how's puts a strain on all the health services year by year your presented with opportunity to say help the whole city's the hesitating pa proposal is one to
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help protect against section it needs to be a priority in coping the culture and diversity of our city thank you. >> thanks>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm kathy for the episcopal we manage shelter beds and thrilled to be part of the navigation center taking the lead in partnership are the
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mayor's office of housing. >> we have to meet and do everything and as well our health signs i've been in one shelter i have been to kaiser permanente
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permanente. >> every year we see a lot of kids out on the street we need you to support this for more housing. >> at the. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm jessica with the coalition of homelessness this is my second day i was baffled by the things i sue we took some statements i'm a mother and one woman told me she was denied the right