A federal AmeriCorps study produced for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic shows San Francisco’s low-income residents face an unprecedented housing shortage and are being forced into homelessness.
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Study Finds Dramatic Rise In San Francisco Homeless
San Francisco’s low-income residents face an unprecedented housing shortage and are being forced into homelessness, according to a federal Americorps study produced for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. The study finds homelessness increasing even before thousands of SSI recipients lose their benefits under new federal laws.
The study will be discussed at a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at 11:00 a.m. in front of the vacant Camelot Hotel at 124 Turk Street (between Taylor and Jones).
The report’s most critical finding: an historically low vacancy rate in low-rent hotels has blocked the city’s chief exit from homelessness for single adults. The Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Modified Payments Program, long the city’s only permanent housing program for homeless adults without a waiting list, is now turning away over 300 housing applicants per month.
In response to the study, the Clinic is urging immediate action on a ten-point plan to address our growing homeless crisis. Clinic Director Randy Shaw, Religious Witness leader Sister Bernie Galvin, and other homeless activists will discuss these homeless reduction strategies and answer questions about the study at the press conference.
TENDERLOIN HOUSING CLINIC
126 Hyde Street San Francisco 94102