tv MTA Board of Directors SFGTV December 12, 2020 4:00pm-6:01pm PST
guidelines and presentation were not included in towed's meeting packet. if you can post that, that would help. it is difficult to relate since it is not on the screen any more. i want to be very clear. the board of supervisors and in particular the clerk's office is an extremely competent, a small but extremely competent and professional organization that does extraordinary work in normal times and more than extraordinary work like 24/7 for the last nine months and continues to exceed any reasonable expectation period. no question. i do think in the future when resources allow, not this year but in the future the clerk's office and some other general
fund departments may mead extra staff members to do various things. i think people have been doing more with less and that works for a while but after some period of time people can't do more without having more and they are all stressed out. we may need more resources for the clerk's office. perhaps some other general fund departments. i do agree with the clerk's recommendations that were on that slide that i can't see right now. those are the recommendations today. we no, i thinks may change early next year and probably will change several times next year. i understand that the mayor's budget instructions are due out next wednesday. i understood that this committee was not meeting next wednesday and perhaps this was the last scheduled meeting for the year. i am wondering when the mayor's
budget instructions will be up for discussion at the budget committee? perhaps someone can address that question. thank you very much. >> thank you for your comments, sir. next speaker, please. >> that completes the queue. >> public comment is closed on items 16 and 17. to address the public speaker's question. there is a budget and finance committee on the 16th of december. that is next week after everybody else is on recess. i wanted to mention that. i see that supervisor walton is in the queue. >> thank you, chair fewer. i want to thank the clerk and her team for all of the work on this part of the budget process and the continued work on budget as a whole. thank you so much. i don't have any questions, chair fewer because i have had
conversations. i am good. >> thank you, supervisor. madam clerk. these items i think that item 17 what i need to do is time that hearing, is that correct? >> should i for item 16 does that need to be approved for the full board? >> i believe that the appropriate action for 16 would be to send to the full board with recommendations for item 17en a hearing and the appropriate action to approval the recommended adjustments. >> i appreciate that guidance. i would make a motion item 16 to move to the board with positive
recommendation. roll call vote, please. >> supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman? >> aye. >> chair fewer. >> aye. >> three ayes. >> thank you very much. for item 17. i would like to approve the recommendations from the office of the clerk and file this hearing. >> thank you, madam chair. supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman. >> aye. >> chair fewer. >> aye. >> there are three ayes. >> thank you very much. thank you. now, i see that colleagues, we have a recess until 2:30 p.m. the budget and finance committee will recess until 2:30 p.m. where we will hear items 18 and 19 and 20. thank you very much.
inequitable or unfair. right now, 30% of our population are paying more than 30% of their income to rent. sometimes they pay up to 70% of their monthly income to rent, leaving little for other expenses. for many, they only have a few hundred dollars leftover to pay for nonrent related costs like food and transportation for the remainder of the month in one of the most expensive cities in the world. this means that tenants do not have enough for the basics. it is an unfortunate oversight. it is unfair. in many cases, i would describe it as cruel, and it has left some of our poorest, often
disabled and chronic illness people in our city with an incredible unbearable burden of rent. in 2019, there were over 1800 notices of eviction written to low-income tenants in permanent supportive housing. when we talk about permanent supportive housing, we need to make sure that it is truly affordable. this can mean the difference between eating and not eating, accessing critical health care, or staying in their homes for these tenants. this will make an immediate difference in people's lives, so i just want to close by being very clear about what this will do. the legislation will do two things. one, it will set a 30% standard for all permanent supportive housing funded by the city, and
two, transitions nearly 3,000 older units to 30% standard. my hope is we can do this sooner than 2023, although the findings layout that that will be our goal to have that transition. this will come at an annual cost of $6 million a year. that will be a lifeline for almost 3,000 people. we have to be creative and aggressive in funding permanent supportive housing in the next few years, and we need to do this in a fair and equitable ways. all right now, we have started directing legacy affordable housing to this standard, and i want to thank chair fewer in particular for her leadership there. i just want to share one story which i think provides a face to this very serious challenge that we would address with this
legislation. the bay area reporter last week highlighted one of the tenants that was impacted by the change that we made for those direct access to housing units, adriana, who was living in casa regada. she had recently lost her job and tested positive for covid. she said, and i quote, i am paying less rent now, which is really good, especially with covid. it really helps. me and my neighbors were really worried about the rent. passing this legislation today will provide immense relief for nearly 3,000 tenants in the coming years and makes sure that the future housing coming
on-line will not be more than 30% rent. i want to thank all of the members of the 30 right now coalition, including the senior disability action, tender line people's congress, hespa, the coalition on homelessness, and many, many s.r.o. tenants, tenant leaders, who i'm sure a are -- have called in and are waiting to provide public comment, and, of course, to my cosponsors on this laejs lation -- legislation, supervisors walton, ronen, peskin, and preston. i want to thank you for hearing this today and for the nearly
3,000 tenants who will be impacted. >> chair fewer: so dylan snyder, are you here? are you the main examiner for this item? >> good afternoon, chair fewer and supervisors. i am here. i'm going to be driving the presentation today, and we have gigi whitley, our deputy director of administration and finance, to offer a presentation. >> chair fewer: thank you. gigi, good to see you again. >> good afternoon, chair fewer, members of the committee, supervisor haney. i'm going to give a very brief presentation of the supervisor's hit on some of the key points. i will acknowledge, though, that, you know, this gap in our system is one that the department recognized that it's forming and really took a leadership role in setting that policy so that everything we did as a new department was at that new standard. unfortunately, we didn't have enough funding in our budget to fix the legacy issues, and we
inherited other issues around the level of services and sort of the critical acuity that these plans also need, and so that was other tradeoffs that we needed to face. as you heard the supervisor say, this ordinance would amend the admin code to set a cap on the monthly rental payment that permanent supportive housing tenants would pay. next slide. many of these legacy units were developed, you know, as the permanent supportive housing portfolio was sort of gathered carrot the city, predominantly in the human services agency, but also in the department of public health direct access to housing programs. you know, we changed that possible, but we did not have the $6 million to $8 million that we initially had in our budget to solve for the legacy budgets. this ordinance would direct us
to do that. we'd note that we still don't have that in our budget. we did get a $1 million add back in a two-year period, and that helped supporting us as well as our partners at mohcd correcting for those 693 units, the tenant rent that the supervisor mentioned. so overall, the portfolio is still about 887 units of legacy tenants that still pay more than that 30% rent in our analysis. you see here the estimated cost to further subsidize the tenant rent at this 30% standard level. some of that is some of our legacy turnout cash buildings, current or former cap science, and i believe we have representatives from the human services agency if you have questions about that subsidy
program. our understanding is this additional subsidy to the client by allowing them to keep more money in their pocket would not affect their benefits or cash benefits in any way. we have other legacy units, about 1,000 units, at a cost of $2.6 million a year, and then 693 units that we were able to assist on a more limited basis. overall, this is a combination of strategies that the city has used over the years, so the city direct-leased programs, like our former d.p.h. units. there are mohcd-leased units, so part of this program, if we were able to subsidize it, would go to mohcd, but most of this is in the master lease
portfolio, which as the supervisor mentioned, are some of our older parts of our portfolio. next slide. and just briefly, we haven't -- we haven't identified a funding source, so, you know, on the margins, this impacts our ability to do new things, but we haven't yet identified an ongoing funding source for this issue, so it would require a general funding enhancement for some of these costs going forward. and that's all i have. i'm happy to take questions. thank you very much. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. can we hear from the b.l.a., please? >> yes. thank you, members of the committee. our report covers much of the ground that has already been covered by supervisor haney and director whitley from the department of homelessness. we just want to point out the
impact of the amount of this legislation. based on the report by the department, this would be about $6 million a year. that could end up being a general fund item, although we don't know that at this point. i'm available for any questions you may have. >> chair fewer: thank you so much. any questions from my colleagues at all? seeing none, i just wanted to mention that as budget chair, i was really happy to see this item on the agenda and the impact that it has on people's live, and i was happy to see that we were going to expand it and institutionalize it in our city services. supervisor walton, i see you in the queue. >> supervisor walton: thank you so much, chair fewer, and i
just wanted to check in per the report from h.s.h. in terms of identified funding sources. i know we haven't gotten a complete report from ocoh on housing recommendations in terms of prop c. i know we haven't finalized what possibilities may exist from if we have ongoing eraf support, but i'm just wondering, what's the conversation been at the table around some support from prop c or other resources that may come on-line? >> through the chair, gigi whitley. we acquired funding to pilot it, as the supervisor explained. we were not able to identify resources in our general fund
budget. our general fund budget was reduced in items this year because resources needed to be shifted over are to covid. this was not part of our emergency request for an immediate release of reserves. we're really focused on the immediate rehousing plan and resources needed for that, but certainly would be happy to provide information related to that as the board considers this going forward. >> chair fewer: sure. supervisor walton, as this being my third year on the budget and finance and second year as chair, i think the amount it probably at the top of what this might cost, and the resolution actually says, this ordinary actually says it will take effect in 2023, although we hope it will be
sooner. and that population, we might see a lower population that it may be affecting, but to be honest, $6 million out of our general fund out of $13 billion i feel is minimal in comparison to the cost if these people were to lose their housing and not stay in supportive housing. i think that cost would be much more. so having said that, i think i'll open this up on public comment. we've had people waiting to speak and give their public opinion -- oh, i just called for the b. will.a. report and public comment. call for public comment.
>> clerk: yes. [agenda item read]. >> operator: yes, we currently have 30 callers in the queue. >> clerk: excuse me. madam chair, before we accept the first caller, could you please indicate how many minutes you would like to provide to the caller? >> chair fewer: yes. we are providing one minute to each caller. >> clerk: mr. tue, please queue in the first caller. operations are checking to see if there are callers in the queue. please let us know if there are callers that are ready. for those who have not done so, please press star, three to be entered to the queue. for those who have not already done so, please call in to
provide public comment. opera >> operator: madam clerk, we still have 30 callers in the queue. >> clerk: madam chair, how long are you allowing for each caller? >> chair fewer: based on the number of callers, we'll allow one minute for each speaker. >> hello, chair fewer and members. i'm [inaudible] the chairman of dish. currently, some tenants in supportive housing face 50% of their income towards rent. this practice is unintentionally unfair, and
it it'll cost the city less than $6 million a year, and it'll be an economic game changer for tenants who will finally have 40% reduction in their rent cost that they so desperately need. i'd like to thank supervisor haney for his work on this. please bring equity to supportive housing rent. we urge you to vote yes. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. i just wanted to note that there are currently 50 callers in the queue and 36 listening. next caller, please. >> hello? >> clerk: hello. please proceed. >> hello, board of supervisors. my name is cherie green, and i live in san francisco. [inaudible] are black, seniors, and disabled folks.
they understand concern about impending services, yet we can't ignore this matter on the budget accordingly. why not invest in our community and help black and brown people pay their rent? the cost of this public health crisis is far more traumatic than the cost of supporting 30 right now. livelihoods are at risk. i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes to get rents down for all tenants of permanent support h tive housing. -- supportive housing. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello, supervisors. [inaudible] in the tenderloin and p.u.c. i'm here to represent [inaudible] who i propose that the rent be lowered for the people in the housing, and i
want to say that i feel that this is a good idea that they do this because right now, people are struggle and they're suffering, and i think that if you guys go ahead and say yes to this, it'll be best thing that you've done in a while, and it'll really affect the morale of the people. so i'm looking forward to it, and i hope you are, too. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, committee members. my name is paul. i live and work in san francisco in the tenderloin. i am here to support supervisor haney's legislation, and i implore the budget and finance committee to vote yes on the ordinance. unaffordable living, the residents in question are disproportionately at risk of
contracting coronavirus. observations that the program is too expensive sends a message to the tenants that their lives are not worth that cost. it is rare that we are given such an obvious opportunity between right and wrong, i would ask the committee to recognize the dignity that hangs in the balance and urge you to vote yes on supervisor haneys to keep our brothers and sisters shelters -- haney's efforts to keep our brothers and sisters sheltered. thank you for your time, and i yield the rest of my time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. hello, caller?
>> hello, this is ann quinton with connor house. i know many of you supervisors around the table. i was with meals on wheels for 11 years. i think a lot of us are aware of this rent relief issue. what i have come to find out after being at connor house for several months, it is the most critical issue for people at connor house, and it is sometimes the main issue why people can't say at connor house, so if there is something significant that comes up to them, they are going to have to choose to go back to living on the street as opposed to stay in supportive housing. as many of us have pointed out, it's a system issue, it's a legacy issue. connor house started in 1960. it was one of the first agencies to provide supportive housing, and that's the
to be affordable for the people who need it to quote the center for budget and public policy, priorities the board of housing is combines affordable housing with intensive coordinated services to help people struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues maintain stable housing and receive appropriate healthcare. if they aren't 30% or lower they are not affordable. if the city is serious about housing in san francisco especially during the pandemic there should be no question about supporting this legislation. thank you for your time. thank you for your comments. next speaker please. >> board of supervisors my name is harlow. i live and work in san francisco. i'm here to support the legislation that haney put forward to put it more than 30% income and all supportive housing sites.
i would like to note especially that many independents are facing high cost burdens already and they are especially at risk for eviction and during a pandemic we should be doing everything we can to keep people housed. that one third of supportive housing tenants are rent burdens and three-tenths [indiscernible]. many of these tenants also have to pay additional costs because the units don't have kitchens and during the pandemic many people have had to purchase additional wi-fi to stay connected. for those that don't have wi-fi. so it's really urgent that we keep these costs down to 30% of income on permanent basis and i strongly urge you to act this legislation. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker please.
>> hi my name is francis lee. it was there that i saw first hand the fear the desperation and despair expressed by those struggling to make ends meet in supportive housing. the city entered lock down and today neighbor months later i can't even begin to imagine the struggle they are experiencing right now. i strongly urge the board to send a strong unanimous message to the mayors office that is well past time to implement this. thank you very much. next speaker please. good afternoon supervisors.
thank you for hearing this item. [indiscernible] we are in strong support of the legislation and the campaign to fix the premise for the housing across the board at 30% of income. it is absolutely unconscionable that this is not already the case especially when the federal government already has this standard. our only remaining comment is that in the discussions around supporting this, it's just continuing obstacle that the department and the board of housing does not actually report data on people who are transitional aged youth who are living in permanent supportive housing. so i will leave you with that.
action item coming out of this about will also be increased reporting requirements to make sure we are not letting anybody fall through the cracks. thank you for your comments. next speaker please. good afternoon board of supervisors. he really want to talk to you from my heart because my son is mentally disabled and he cannot talk for himself. he cannot speak for himself and so i joined the group 30% right now because i was appalled of how much money he has to pay. right now he's paying $780 from
1200 check. and i think some money is taken away he leaves [indiscernible] so he gets about $340 a month to live by. and it goes very fast because he doesn't have a kitchen so the dignity you know the loss of dignity and the fear and of course i'm trying to help him. i'm retired and i am supporting my son. thank you. thank you for your comments. next speaker please. >> hello i'm a transitional age youth experiencing homelessness. [indiscernible] i have been a
resident there since july 2021. 2020. i want to thank the board of supervisors for the # 30 day extension. this protects a vulnerable population during the holiday season and orders issued by the mayor effective december 6th, 2020. i want to remind the board of supervisors on the commitments to on the commitment that no residents enter a shelter in place hotel to homelessness. coordinated entry over maximum capacity, critical economic impact of covid-19 pandemic. i proposed these questions. the board of supervisors have a comprehensive exit plan. the long waste, long-term
housing. take that into consideration the financial impact of the stay at home order, of housing stability. [indiscernible] struggling with disabilities, mental health, substance abuse or any [indiscernible] thank you for your comments. next speaker please. my name is derek. i'm here to support the legislation to set the rent to more than 30% of income. and make spending available to implement budget 2122 budget cycle.
[indiscernible] a yes vote is to strike a blow against racism, ageism. covid-19 is connected, but some tentants have to pay $55 per month on top of it. [indiscernible] 30% is not long standing federal standard. nor should act on this and get some relief thank you for your time. my name is mary live in san francisco. i'm here to support the legislation. to make the spending available to implement this by the 2021 to 2022 budget cycle. about a third of supporterrive housing tenants are burdened yet
three fifths of all notices of eviction were generated against rent. 30% is not the idea it's a long standing federal standard. again i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on the legislation to get rents down to 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing tenants it is way too important. thank you. thank you for your comments. next speaker please. board of supervisors my name is edna i live in san francisco. i'm calling to support the legislation to set rents no more than 30% of income in all permanent housing sites and make funding available to implement
this by the 2021, 2022 budget cycle. 30% is a long standing federal standard and not a radical idea. as supervisor haney and neighbors have pointed out a third of neighbors are burdened. urgent need to pass this legislation is clear. we can afathered this if we make cuts to our law enforcement budget. the city spent $8.6 million to police public housing tenants. why not take that money away from killing black and brown people and put money towards helping black and brown people pay their rent. many tenants that are affected are black, seniors and disabled folks and this legislation is an important opportunity for this board to demonstrate antiracism in practice not performance. again i am asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on the legislation. thank you for your comments next speaker please.
hi my name is gracie. i grew up in san francisco was evicted an unhoused here as minor and i live and work in san francisco. i'm calling in as a community hub for our friends at hotels not hospitals to speak in 30 right now. there are nine people on this call can you confirm we will have nine minutes to speak for nine speakers? >> yes. caller go ahead. >> okay. go ahead judy. >> i'm sorry go ahead cat. >> hi. >> sorry. >> board of supervisors my name is cat leana i live in san francisco. i'm here to support the legislation to set the rent at no more than 30% of income in all permanent supported housing sites. even the 100 points of a million deficit the city faces this year
and the deficit we face next year we ask you to fund the legislation by reallocating the 8.6 million necessary for this program for the budget. we can afford it if we make cut to our law enforcement budget. the city spent 8.6 million to police public housing tenants. put money towards helping black and brown people pay their rent. affordable housing is true public safety. subsidizing rent is true public safety. this does more for public safety the entire police force ever will or could. i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on the legislation to get rents down to 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing tenants. defund the police, invest in supporting housing. hi my name is jude i live in district 11 and also work in san francisco. like cat said i'm here to support the legislation i ask
you to reallocate the $8.6 million necessary for this program and budget. housing public safety and public health. i say this because i'm [indiscernible] it clearly benefits may be extremely obvious it is difficult for house folks to truly understand the impact. our residents have been able to heal from injuries and having a reliable place to sleep. [indiscernible] 30% like other people said is not a radical idea it is a longs standing federal standard. also a guideline many people are determining as individuals get that. 30% of guidelines set in the 1960s for public housing. it's a pi bit outdated so i supt the legislation and take that
funding from the sfpd to support this legislation thank you so much. i'm gracie again. i was evicted and unhoused as a minor in san francisco. i'm here to support the legislation to set rent no more than 30% in all permanent supportive housing sites and make funding available by the 2021, 22 budget cycle. giving the $127 billion deficit we face this year and next year, we ask you fund this by reallocating the 6 to $8 million necessary dollars for this program from the sfpd budget. affordable housing is true public safety. subsidizing rent is public safety. this does more for public safety than the entire police force ever will or could. many tenants effected are black, elders and disabled folks. failure to vote yes is racism, ageism, ableism no matter the intent. anne you're next.
my name is ian i am born and raced in san francisco. i live in district 4. i'm here to support this legislature to have no more than 30% of income in supportive housing sites and make funding available to implement this for the 2021, 22 budget cycle. giving the $127 million deficit the city faces this year, the deficit next year we ask you fund this by reallocating that is necessary from the sfpd budget. it is public safety, being housed is public safety. this does more for the public safety than the entire police force ever could. [indiscernible] >> also supported by housing
providers, community services, [indiscernible] again i'm asking the public to vote yes on the legislation. thank you for your comments sir. next speaker please. >> jeremy go ahead. >> my name is jeremy miller i live and work in san francisco. i conquer with the commission. it's imperative that you pass this legislation set rents a no more than 30% of income to all tenants this should have been done years ago. it has only been augmented over time. it's insane that over 1100 units these residents took it on both ends and [indiscernible] i would just add that this item before immediately subsequent to passing is please amend the complaint. no reason the city should take three years to effect this
change. it should be immediate. any budgetary shortfall can and should be extracted from the police budget. chris go ahead. >> hi. my name is chris. i'm here to support the legislation to set rents at no more than 30% for all supportive housing residents and make funding available for the 2020, 22 budget cycle. i myself am a former homeless disabled person. i have been living in supportive housing for two years now. most important thing i want to say is many people living there are rent burdened. they are lived on fixed incomes and a level of poverty that makes every month an economic crisis. 30% of income a month for people on a extremely low income isn't nearly enough as we're saying in this campaign it is in fact too high. that said working for what is achievable and even low income
people, to save lives provide better food security and prevent eviction. please vote yes. thank you. hi board of supervisors my name is emily i live in district 9 in san francisco. first of all thank you chris and gracie for sharing your experience as to why this is important to our community. i'm here to support the legislation that no more than 30% of income in all permanently supportive housing sites and make funding available to implement this by the 2021, 22 budget cycle. given the $127 million deficit the city faces we ask that you fund this legislation by reallocating the $8.6 million necessary for this program from the bloated sfpd budget.
tenants are black, brown, elder and disabled folks. failure to vote yes is racism, ageism. no matter the intent. what matters is the impact. it is dangerous on the terms of the peoples housing rights. we can support this if we use the sfpd budget. the city spends $8.6 million, take the money away from the cops who kill and brutalize black and brown lives and spend the money towards helping black and brown impacted people. let's skip to aleana. >> my name is aleana. i'm here to support the
legislation to sent rent at no more than 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing sites and to make funding available by the 2021, 22 budget. given the $127 million budget deficit that the city faces this year and next year, we ask you reallocate the $6 million necessary for this program from the sfpd budget. if you actually care about the most marginalized people in the community. people at risk of becoming unhoused, who are black, brown and indigenous, put your money where your mouth is. reduce the harm by defunding the sfpd the same people who harass them as soon as they become unhoused and invest that into permanent supportive housing. sfpd understands now that public safety means investing in healthcare and education and housing. put your money where your mouth is we stand in solidarity with
30 right now. i'm asking you to vote yes. audrey go ahead. i don't think we can hear you audrey. sorry. that was all of our speakers thank you. thank you. next speaker. >> hello supervisors my name is sarah chun on the youth commissioner and resident of district 1. i'm here to support this legislation to set the rent at no if more than 30% of income in all permanent supportive housing sites. we on the youth commission voted
to recommend this legislation and support the 30 right now campaign unanimously. everyone should have the right to permanent housing without fear of eviction or starvation. especially during the covid-19 pandemic. 30% is not a radical idea it's a long standing federal standard. almost one third of supportive housing tenants are rent burdened. yet about 3/5th of all were against rent burdened tenants. we can afford this if we make cuts to law enforcement budget. the city spends $8.6 million to police public housing tenants. instead of targeting that our city should be putting money towards helping black and brown people pay their rent where this proportionately impacted by these rent burdens. i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes to get rents down to 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing. thank you for your comments next speaker please.
>> hi. everybody can hear me right now? >> yes. >> hello? >> cool. my name is jordan davis i'm the founder of the 30 right now coalition. this has been a long time coming this is long overdue. i'm personally rent burdened myself yet i had to spend a lot of time organizing on this and i had to go on a frickin hunger strike i didn't even know i was going to get out of. thank you to everyone that called and if you're not in the line yet please press * 3 already. we really need this we really need the rent released and thank you so much to supervisor haney for working with me. thank you i yield my time. >> thank you for your comments.
next speaker please. >> yes. hello supervisors my name is curtis bradford i'm the cochair of the peoples congress. i want to say thank you supervisor haney and jordan davis for your leadership in bringinbringing this forward. when i first got housing the first site i got housing in was 50% of my income. it was a tiny place with no rest room. i was grateful to have it considering i had been sleeping on the street. but i have to say that those first couple years living in 50% income was a real struggle to meet my basic needs while i was living there. i got really lucky couple years later and place came open at 30% of income with a much larger unit, a private bathroom, and how excited that was. what really made the difference
20% really changed the quality of my life. i was able to buy some healthy food. i actually lost weight because i was eating health area. it made a massive difference in my life and improved the quality of my life and this is a small amount of money for -- >> speaker's time is over. thank you for your comments. just wanted to note that there are approximately 61 callers in the queue and 35 listening. next speaker please. >> hello. good afternoon. my name is mary dorn, i urge you to amend this administrative code to make 30% of monthly adjusted household income the maximum contribution to their rent for these supportive housing households.
seniors who have worked hard and contributed to san francisco, and struggle to pay their rent. as a senior and as a person with a disability i believe it is imperative to keep the most vulnerable seniors in their homes and keep them from possible homelessness. this is not only a critical moral imperative, but also a very pragmatic fiscal investment in these times of covid and expense in other ways if people are not properly housed. this would all be for a comparatively minimal amount. so please vote yes, please amend the code and fund funding as soon as possible for this great work. thank you. next speaker please. >> thank you supervisor haney and supervisors.
i'm a community organizer with community housing partnership public policy and community organizing and a long time renter. community housing partnership provides permanent supportive housing for almost 2,000 former homeless low income neighbors. with he know how expensive it is to be low income and the unequal barriers that they face each day. the benefit of capping residents rent for a small shared space at 30% is [indiscernible] we should do the right thing here and anything else is cruel and unusual burden on low income often lgbtq disabled and people of color. we can afford to do this if we make cuts to the bloated law enforcement agent. the city spent 8.6 million to public housing tenant why not take that money away and put
money towards helping black and brown people paying rent. i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on this. it's way too important. thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> hello board of supervisors my name is lillian. i'm the district 3 youth commissioner. i'm here to support the legislation to set the rents at no more than 30% of income in all permanent supportive housing sites and make funding available to implement this from the 2021 to 22 budget cycle. many tenants are transitional age youth who are largely impacted by homelessness. with our current high rent prices they are struggling to cover their other living expenses which includes food, transportation and internet access. 30% is a long standing federal standard and should be applied to our city's supportive housing as well. again i am asking the budget and
finance. will can committee to vote yes thank you. next speaker please. hello i'm an attorney here in san francisco i'm here on behalf of my organization to support this legislation. these tenants are black, seniors, women of english proefficiency and disabled folks. if san francisco is truly a city that supports racial equity and inclusion the budget committee must vote yes on this legislation. this is not a radical idea. 30% of a februaryant's income is
standard. given the current covid emergency evictions can leave tenants paying the ultimate price. we ask you to vote yes on this critical legislation to help ensure no permanent supportive housing tenants pay more than 30% of their income. thank you. good afternoon i live in san francisco i'm here to support the legislation to set the rents at no more than 30% of all permanent supportive housing sites and make funding available to implement this by the 202122 budget cycle. covid-19 has led to a need to be digitally connected now tenants are paying probably 55 more like probably $60 per month to get wi-fi since many of these buildings don't have wi-fi.
this legislation is supported by dolores street community services, the community services, community forward and community housing partnership. i'm especially concerned because food pantries have closed down and people are having a hard time finding food along with paying rent. so again i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on this legislation. it's very very important. thank you. >> thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> good afternoon members of the budget and finance committee and supervisors. my name is mary kate. i'm the cochair of the homeless emergency service providers association. we stand in solidarity with our providers and the other advocates and activists to urge the passage of the legislation for the 30 right now. there is a lot to say about it that's been said so i will just
say that it was put eloquently that $6 million is a small price to pay to follow through on our obligation to provide the housing stability that residents need to meet their basic needs that's the whole point of psh. thank you. thank you for your comments. next speaker please. >> speaking from experience as a federal benefit specialist, administers ssi and from consultations with those that stayed on there. i have to say this is not a good idea. it is simplistic it sounds very generous. it people are paying $400 out of $1,200 they would be paying even less, $800 in spending money is not what you need if you're housing arrangement includes food for example. you know, there should absolutely nobody should be rent or homeless because they can't
afford what the standard of rent is. absolutely nobody should be left without some amount of discretionary income. but $800 or whatever, would result is that people save enough if they are not drug addicts they save it up in some cases i would have people sitting in front of me that were no longer eligible for ssi i would have to tell them to go out and spend some money figure it out. we would have social workers that would run around all over town trying to spend the money so they wouldn't be -- your time is concluded. thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> i lived here in san francisco in district 5. i want to say i support this move. it seems to make sense to support housing to maintain the standard of what is considered a reasonable amount to pay for
rent. i think everyone else has covered everything really well, but i do want to say currently spending $6 million to change our minds about better market street. if we can spend $6 million to change our mind in the city let's spend $6 million to help people stay in housing. thanks. thank you for your comment. next speaker please. >> hello board of supervisors i'm a transgender individual that lives and works in san francisco. i'm here to support the legislation to set the rent at no more than 30% of income in all permanent supportive housing sites and make funding available to implement for the 2020-22 budget cycle. i have been in this for quite sometime now. i lost my job and things were going really bad and i didn't have any options until i was introduced to this. without this i would have no food. i would be on the street i wouldn't be able to do anything
let alone live in san francisco. so i please ask the committee to vote yes on this. thank you. thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> hi this is jessica layman executive director of senior disability. supervisor haney, walton, other sponsors and all who are supporting the 30 right now campaign. we know that the majority of people in soo's are seniors and people with disabilities including mental health disabilities. many of those are people of color of course. so many of our members of senior disability are living on ssi or social security that's only about $900 a month. when you spend 5 or $600 of that on rent you only have a couple hundred left for food, clothes, personal care, phones, medicine and any other expenses that is
not enough. and this is especially critical now when people are facing covid and fewer economic opportunities. it's also a good move for the economy. y thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> hello. my name is lauren. i live in san francisco and i currently live in district 3. i'm calling to support the legislation that set rent at no more than 30% of income in all permanent supporting housing sites. spending available to implement this in the 2021 budget cycle. the amount that this legislation would cost would likely be less than $6 million out of a budget of $13 billion. and besides if the city spends $8.6 million to police public
housing tenants why not put money toward helping black and brown people pay their rent. i don't understand why allowing people to access a standard housing is a question. this is not some radical idea it's allowing a federal standard. [indiscernible] why don't we implement this policy? again i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes. it's really important. thank you. thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> my name is freddy martin i'm a housing organizer at senior and disability action. and i've been a long time supporter working group has been working on this campaign for over a year now. and spearheaded the march 5th
action to demand that we get the monies for this 30% right now campaign. i mean, everyone is already illustrated the amount of money that it would cost and how little that is in the overall budget, but also how important and how much it would effect the lives of people that are barely making it already and with the rent burden really are having a hard time living healthfully, decently and comfortably with dignity and respect. so i'm asking that this legislation that this be supported. the people need to pay no more than 30% when they are on very limited income for rent. thank you i yield my time. thank you for your comments. i just want us to provide a reminder this is public comment
on the rent contribution standards ordinance item number 18 and currently there are approximately 56 callers in the queue and 23 listening. next speaker please. >> hi yes. i work with sky watchers and the neighborhood of san francisco. i'm calling to support the legislation to put rents at no more than 30% of residents income. many rent burden tenants are doing their best to cross the line out of poverty and without this legislation residents are trying to find work and living wage the opposite of what we should be doing to be providing opportunities for folks to become stable in their lives. 30% is not a readycal idea. the federal standard, the board of supervisors this is the moment for you to walk your talk in support of black lives.
high percentage of tenants needing this are black including disabled and elderly tenants thank you i yield my time. thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> hi i'm just calling on behalf of supporting the 30 right now coalition. when it comes to not having more than 30% of someone's income being directed towards rent. and also to have the funding be made available by the 2021-2022 budget cycle. a lot of that money could be redirected to services or to housing which actually helps the community. thank you i yield my time. >> thank you for your comments next speaker please.
our situation better than go against the grain from everything that's already been taken place. how can we expand? thank you. >> thank you for your comments. >> my role is instructor. thank you for the 30 day that will ensure that it will not close in the midst of the holidays and covid-19 surge. i would like to encourage the board of supervisors to continue this during these times of crisis. site 1 is benefiting in maintaining employment by showing up on pine, hygiene up to par and saving money. site 1 these residents are able to self-care in their own space.
site 1 staff are doing an awesome job in supporting the youth residents with life skills or prioritizing their responsibilities. we the people at larken street hope the board of supervisors will consider keeping this shelter in place to end san francisco homelessness. thank you. thank you for your comments. [indiscernible] >> our staff is afraid of not having a joke in 30 days.
>> i'm a site 1 resident. >> excuse me sir. excuse me sir. just wanted to remind could we please. i just wanted to remind everyone that we are taking public comment on item 818. and if you are commenting on the shelter in place, items 19 and 20 will take public comments later, but we are not taking public comments on district hotel at this time.
i'm a grateful recovering young person who has experienced homelessness. [indiscernible] >> with the exception of the upper and classes of san francisco, people are going hungry. that's a fact. i encourage the committee to keep in mind our youth and our elders of san francisco. we would like to conclude our community public comment.
thank you. thank you. please cue in the next speaker. >> hello? my name is cathy i'm a proud member of senior and disability action. thank you so much for this opportunity to speak. i must say that reducing rent in supportive housing to 30% of income is a racial and class justice issue. the bla says the cost will be less than $6 million a year. this is a tiny investment compared to lifting a high rent burden from peoples backs. rent burdens mean more evictions and more evictions mean more money spent on city emergency services. i support enforcing the long standing federal standard of 30%. let's fix this in the 2021
budget cycle. and i concur with those speakers who support extracting at least some of the $6 million if not all of the deficit we have in this situation from the police budget. police are a part of the problem as we know in public housing. thank you very much for listening and please vote yes on this measure. thank you for your comments. there are currently 21 callers in the cue and 55 listening. next speaker please. >> hello. this is david elliott lewis with the tenderloin peoples congress. and the group that strongly supports this legislation. in fact one of our members jordan davis helped found the 30 right now coalition which basically led to this legislation through supervisor matt haney's support.
so we're really grateful to jordan davis, but we're grateful to the peoples congress for helping to support this. i myself might benefit from a 30% of income building. it's not for this building i would be homeless. i was actually homeless before i found housing in a 30% of income building. i was rescued from it because of this program. so i'm really grateful for it. i demonstrate this program really does work. and this program is a bargain. and if you look at what the cost of new construction of building new housing, this is just pennys on the dollar to save people falling into homelessness or people who are homeless. so please support it this is again david elliott louis tenderloin peoples congress. thank you. thank you for your comments next speaker please.
hello supervisors. i live in district 4. i'm calling to ask you to vote yes for the 30 right now campaign and legislation to set rents at to more than 30% of income. consider financial wellness of the folks who need immediate relief in san francisco. this is highly effective and is helping people who are experiencing homelessness. seniors, disabled folks, black and brown individuals of people of color. i yield my time. >> thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> hello board of supervisors my name is eric i live and work in the tenderloin.
i'm here to support the legislation to set the rent at no more than 30% of income in all permanent supportive housing sites and make funding available to implement this by 2021 and 2022 budget cycle. many of the tenants who are affected by these rent burdens are people of color, seniors and people with disabilities. failure to improve this legislation will further the inequity gap and put vulnerable people at greater danger of being unhoused. please vote yes on this legislation and to get rent down to 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing tenants. thank you. i yield my time. >> thea fou thank you for your s next speaker please.
>> hi. i am currently a student of the masters in social work at berkeley. i have been a resident for the last 19 years and i'm also a policy fellow at the san francisco attorneys office and i'm here today on behalf of myself and a former provider for we're and trance, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. i think it's very important to pass this legislation to have supportive housing rent at 30%. because survivors with trauma are particularly vulnerable to unemployment and homelessness. and it's really important that
we support ending the cycle of violence that makes survivors constantly vulnerable to these peteed incidents by protecting the safety of their homes. that's really really critical particularly for the domestic violence survivors so please vote yes on this very effective -- time is concluded. thank you for your comments next speaker please. >> woo. hi. this is jennifer ravine. hello board of supervisors. i live in raphael mandelman's district in san francisco. i'm also calling in strong support of supervisor haney's legislation to set the rents at no more than 30% of income in all permanent supportive housing sites. make this funding available to implement by the 2021, 22 budget cycle as others have said this
is commonsense. we have very bloated and excessive budget dedicated to law enforcement that's a great place to pull from. and again, just urging you to please support the legislation. >> thank you for your comment next speaker please. >> supervisors. i want to first say i appreciate the opportunity to speak in reaction to this proposal. happy to see mr. haney and walton on the line here my supervisors and my business. i want to say this seems essential and much cheaper than the other method that we might take to resolve this.
so when we see this what we really see is a prevention for homelessness and the opportunity to divert funding away from other more exhaustive sources when they be through incarceration or policing or healthcare, once we end on the street or again, as we see this contrast between hospitals and hotels. so i'm really encouraging you to put the budgetary money where it's values are. and value our people, healthcare of the people and the housing of the people rather than oppressing people. i'm asking you to please again support this proposal and please find the money for it by defunding sfpd as as much as possible.
find housing in this city that i serve. with this legislation it makes it possible for those who are in san francisco to continue to keep this city thriving culturally. also, i can not afford to live on the means alone and i'm forced to work to survive -- [bell rings] >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> caller: hi, supervisors. my name is brandy markman and i'm the co-chair of the san francisco trust. and we're have empathy and compassion by supporting
supervisor haney's legislation that is long overdue. millions of tenants affected are seniors or people with disabilities, families with young children. this legislation came as a recommendation from the city's s.r. task force in 2019, and we know that the back-to-work solutions for our community come from the communities. this commission has voted to not only recommend this legislation but to support the campaign both times unanimously. as a public school parent, i think that it is time for our city to take it seriously and to prioritize, not just the demands and make ourselves feel good. and, again, i'm asking the committee to send a message to the mayor's office with an unanimous yes, especially given the levels of poverty in this city. i yield my time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
>> caller: hello, this is the hub from sfpd now, and we have two more speakers, benson is first. >> caller: hi, good afternoon, i'm audrey, and i'm asking to you support the legislation. and i'm with the supportive housing. and our group has housed seven people so far. one man has lived in s.f. for over a decade. he lost his job and he was not able to pay rent and was evicted and he went to a n.a.b. center and they wanted to bus him to georgia or arizona. this is how the people treat the people in this city. and about the evictsions last year was (indiscernible) and the black and elderly folks in
our city (indiscernible) and invest in people and not costs. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker. >> we have simone. >> caller: hello board of supervisors, my name is simon, and i'm a district 8 resident and i live in san francisco. i'm also here to support the 30 right now legislation because this is just common sense legislation to set the rents at no more than 30% of incomes. this is a federal standard and it should be applied here. i am also with defund sfpd and we recognize that these problems are interconnected. when the police get too much money they don't get funned.
so, please, i'm asking you to fund 30 right now, we can afford this if we make cuts to our bloated law enforcement budget and to cover the $6 million of this legislation. why not take money away from them and help brown and black people to pay their rent. i ask you to vote yes on the legislation to give 30% of all incomes -- [bell ringing] >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
>> caller: (indiscernible) my name is pam marie diamond and i'm calling in support of the 30 percent now. and i call in as a person who has experienced this when i first moved into k.c.c. they got the building down to 30%. i was lucky enough to enjoy that and i was lucky enough to find some healing and tried to go back to work. i'm only part-time and i'm perm lieutenant disabled and i'm only able to work part time. but bringing in an extra $4,000 this year raised my rent $118 a month. i only brought in $3,000 net, $1,400 of that goes back towards rent. how am i supposed to get ahead in the world? i have experienced homelessness and i was a victim of doe misteck violence and i have trauma but i'm trying to work through it to become a viable human being again which is what
we are not considered at this time because of how we are treated and the rights taken from us. this bill, this room less than 100 square feet, it's $1,215 a month in rent. swhee have some rent controls -- [bell] >> clerk: thank you for your comments. there are 17 callers in the queue and 65 listeners. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi, good afternoon, supervisors. my name is robert prockman and i live in district 5. i'm calling in support of the 30 right now campaign. i have seen the homelessness on the streets and i've seen people on the sidewalk, and i saw the whole line i think yesterday about a homeless person who died
of a drug overdose and it's all preventible. if we keep people from falling into homelessness, we can save lives and save money doing this. this is a better use of our tax money. i wish that we had defunded the police earlier this year when we had the chance and there's still the time to do the right thing and to cap rent at 30% a rather than using it to hurt people. so help to support supervisor haney's ordinance, thank you. >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> caller: hello? >> clerk: please proceed. >> caller: sorry. hi, this is miranda beach and i live in san francisco district 10 and i work in san francisco district 5 and i'm calling in
impassioned support for the 30 right now legislation. we live in the richest city, in the richest state, in the richest country in the history of the world and there is no reason that we cannot afford to keep people off the streets. and i want to remind the board of supervisors and that the 30% of the money is a federal standard. and we can easily afford this if we make cuts to our law enforcement budget that is currently spending $8.6 million to have violence against communities that this initiative would support. and this campaign is supported by supportive housing providers, including the community services and the community services, and community housing partnership. so, again, i'm asking the budget and the finance committee to vote yes on the legislation to get funds to 30% of income for
all -- [bell] >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors. my name is naomi shenfeld and a nurse practitioner. i have provided primary and urgent care to persons experiencing home littlenes homi have done this for 18 years. i have seen the rent burden on people and the choices they have to make. so i'm calling in support of supervisor haney's legislation to cap rent at 30% for personallent ipermanentsupportin make better choices and i urge you to make this decision right now. thank you. i yield my time. >> clerk: thank you for your comment. i just wanted to remind everyone that we are on public comment for item number 18, and that is
the ordinance regarding rent contribution standards. if you are commenting on other items, those items will be called after this item is acted on. so next speaker, please. >> caller: hi. good afternoon, supervisors. my name is -- thank you for this meeting -- my name is chavonne long and i'm a resident at s.l.l. and i live in district 6. and i'm a community organizer and activist. my father came to this city back in the 1940s, he's a veteran of world war ii. and i'm african american. and this city supports black lives matters and i live in sudden s.r.o. for a good
percentage of the tenants are poor, black and people of color, and the decisions and choices that we have to make are not fair. it's not right. because this city has a lot of money and this is not the city that i grew up in. i am in support of the 30% and it's allowed me to improve my life and not have th burden of worrying about rent and with the choices that i have made, i am able -- [bell] everything is so expensive now. >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, everyone. my name is tamai drew, and i'm a lead organizer at young woman training center. i'm here today to ask you guys to support this legislation. folks shouldn't be having to
figure out rent when there's a pandemic going on. and, yes, thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: (indiscernible) hi, my name is harvey and i live and work in san francisco and i'm calling to urge the budget and finance committee to vote yes to get rents down to 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing units and defund police and help brown and black people to pay rent. and to keep them from being kicked on the street where they will be criminalized.
and leading where the sfpd harasses them. and housing instability and affordable housing and housing is a basic human right. this is a no-brainer. that's all. thanks. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, board of supervisors. my name is marie cartier and i'm a life-long san franciscan and i live in district 5 and i work as a social worker here in the city and being a member of the san francisco mine troupe. i'm here to support setting at no more than 30% and to make funding available to the 2021-2022 budget cycle. many tenants affected by these rent burdens are black and disabled folks. you have heard from many of them tonight and i hope that you listened. covid-19 has led to a need to be digitally connected, but some
tenants have now to pay $55 per month on top of their already high rents to get wifi since many of the buildings don't have wifi. and many of the units don't have bathroom or food preparation areas so it makes it more expensive and stressful to live at these sites. we can afford this if we make cuts to our bloated law enforcement budget. so everyone said it already, we have done so many hours of public comment around defunding sfpd and funding things that really matter. 30 right now -- [bell] >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is alice dubecker and i'm a resident in district 4. i'm calling in support of the legislation to set the rent at no more than 30% of income and all permanent supportive housing sites. and to make funding available to
implement this by the 2021-2022 budget cycle. we can afford this if we make cuts to our bloated law enforcement budget. this city spends $8.6 million to house. and why not put money towards helping brown and black people to pay their rent and many are blacks and seniors and disabled folk. and again i am asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on the legislation to get rent down to 30% of income for all personallent in supportive housing income. >> clerk: there are six callers in the queue and 49 listening. if you have not already done so, please press star 3 to be added to the queue. for those on hold, wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted. this is public comment on item number 18. next speaker, please.
>> caller: hello, supervisors. my name is (indiscernible) and i live in district 9. i'm calling in support of is this legislation to set rent and permanent supportive housing of no more than 30% of income which is a reasonable widely recognized standard. this is an efficient way to decrease homelessness and it should be a very high budgetary priority. and i support the suggestion that law enforcement funding should be diverted to cover these costs. i honestly cannot find words to express how important supportive housing is. a 30% rent limit can make a difference between eating and going hungry, between staying housed and keeping a job and being homeless and being late and being fired. please, vote yes. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
>> caller: hi, my name is matthew and i'm in district 5 and i call on (indiscernible) to standardize rents for all individuals in supportive housing at no more than 30% of monthly income. and it's far more expensive (indiscernible) and the higher percentage goes to basic necessities like food and clothes and utilities. and low income and ensuring affordable rent is vital. we can make san francisco more equitable for residents and paying the maximum 30% of income to rent is a national standard. it will help to ensure that people have left for survival needs. and knowing that one-third are currently rent burdened and many are falling into homelessness.
at $6 million per year, this is a cost effective way to keep people housed. please support the tenants and the advocates calling for this common sense change and vote yes. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors. my name is lo lorenza spano. i am calling to support supervisor haney's legislation to set the rent at no more than 30% of income, and for permanent supportive housing. and to make funding available to implement this year 2021-2022 budget cycle. and in the past 10 years i have worked with many tenants are affected by these rent burdens and most of them are seniors,
people of color and disabled folks. so for you to vote yes it's a great disservice to this population, 30% is not a big ask as it takes a long time to set a federal standard. and more than (indiscernible) i am part of the 30 right now coalition and i know that this legislation has overwhelming support from grassroots organizations. and support the -- [bell] so i'm asking to please -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi, board of supervisors, i am here to echo the comments of everyone else on this call to support the 30
right now legislation, a federal standard with no question that should be applied here. we have the budget provided for supportive housing for residents and there's no reason to them on streets with a pandemic that is out of control. (indiscernible) please vote yes to provide affordability and to not exceed 30% of the income. thank you and i yield ar yield t of my time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi, my name is cara june and i'm a resident where there's 75 billionaires and over 10,000 people experiencing homelessness. the legislation to -- on this item is one way that the city that calls itself as a progressive mecca can actually stand behind those values and
it's not even that progressive. earlier this year mayor breed said -- talked about a 2.6% cut to the sfpd and that cut would cover this legislation five times over. we need to make sure that we are protecting the working class in a city that is experiencing rapid gentrification and this is one small step towards doing that. earlier this summer on may day i was at an event where there were over three dozen police officers evicting some unhoused folks from a unit that was open and empty for years. that is a waste of money. rather than putting so much money into a police force that is violent to our working class population, unhoused population and so many other people, let's give people help. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, board of supervisors. i live and work in san
francisco. i work in the community supportive housing program. i am here to support the legislation to set the rent at no more than 30% of income and to make funding available to implement this by next year's budget cycle. and a majority if not all of our tenants are rent burdened. and we should be able to do better. i'm asking the budget and finance committee to vote yes on this legislation to get rents down to 30% of income for all permanent supportive housing tenants. our tenants cannot afford to pay rent and meet their needs. and they have lost sources of income due to covid and san francisco should provide a permanent solution for these tenants. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. currently there's one more caller in the queue. if you have not already done so,
please press star 3, to be added to the queue. for those on hold continue to wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted. please put in the last caller. >> caller: hi, hello board of supervisors. my name is (indiscernible) and (indiscernible) vote yes on no more than 30% of the rent. (indiscernible). there's no reason why so many have to be (indiscernible) for
30% of their rent. (indiscernible) you have a good day. >> clerk: thank you for your comment. i believe that there are now three more callers in the queue. next caller, please. >> caller: hello? >> clerk: hello, please proceed. >> caller: hello. am i to go now, ma'am? okay. thank you. thank you, ma'am. hello, supervisors, i am a resident of tenderloin almost six years ago. i am part of the san francisco power project and i support supervisor haney's legislation and calling also to ask that parents in supportive housing pay only 30% of their income,
regardless of color or race. including the seniors and people with disabilities. in this regard, that these people would enjoy a high quality of life, providing them safety and the ability they need also to enjoy. that they'll be able to acquire basic needs like food and clothing, medicines, and transportations and many more. to live in their comfort zone. please i have said 100% yes to support of this legislation. and thank you. god bless. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi my name is chance and i'm a resident of district
10. and i work in district 2. i just wanted to call in to support the proposed legislation and the funding of that legislation. i think that you've heard from a lot of folks who have had personal experience with this today and i think that their experiences kind of drive home the importance of this, but i want to come and it's difficult to say that housing is either of those things when folks are having to pay 50% of their rent on their rent and leaving little else to food and other expenses and in one of most expensive cities in the world. if we want to have supportive
housing -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments, next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, board of supervisors and i'm emily and i live in san francisco. capping rent at 30% for supportive housing sites is a concrete solution to addressing homelessness which is an issue that residents of san francisco and the city government yourself are anxious to solve. reallocating the law enforcement budget to social services is the path forward. i think that should be a priority in any discussion around the budget. our city could lead this charge. and our city could prove to the rest of america that moving funding from police and into social services like housing and health care and education etc., actually works, creates a better funded city and creates a more just world. we can afford this if we make cuts to the law enforcement