The Hotel Council and our partners have met with Mayor Lee on multiple occasions to ensure that addressing homelessness remains a top priority. Our advocacy has resulted in San Francisco’s new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and we are glad to hear more funding will be allocated to finding solutions to homelessness.
The Hotel Council has also contributed to the passage of Measure Q which prohibits tents on public sidewalks. Additionally, our members and ambassadors helped the Hotel Council raise $50,000 for Project Homeless Connect’s CareVan, a mobile services unit, that will reach more people in need.
Written by: Rachel Swan
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, facing pressure from residents tired of stepping around sidewalk tents and piles of dirty needles, said Wednesday that he would spend additional millions to deal with homelessness and make it a top budget priority in the next two years.
In the $10 billion budget proposal that he will present to the Board of Supervisors on Thursday, Lee will suggest that all new funding that has not yet been spoken for — about $30 million next year and $35 million the following year — be spent combatting homelessness.