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Solving Homelessness Event Follow Up

We are proud to be part of a community filled with people who care about the less fortunate among us, and who eagerly contribute time and energy to learning about social policy challenges and jointly seek solutions.

More than 200 people attended our all-day conference — Solving Homelessness: A Community Workshop — on Jan. 25 to brainstorm, analyze and assess proposed ideas for helping vulnerable residents retain housing or reconnect with supportive family, as well as ideas for creating more temporary and permanent housing for people who are currently homeless.

Our sincerest thanks to our panelists, presenters and community participants, and to our sponsors — the San Francisco Foundation, Renaissance Journalism (with funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation), Tipping Point Community and the Impact Hub San Francisco — whose support made this event possible.

For coverage of the day's events, read Joe Eskenazi's report, with photos by Garrick Wong, and reflections from Michael Stoll, executive director of the Public Press. And watch video highlights of the conference produced by Kaylee Fagan.

How to Connect with the Solution Presenters

City Initiatives
Abigail Stewart-Kahn & Leslie Bilbro, San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Office: (415) 252-3232
Website: hsh.sfgov.org/research-reports/framework
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Facebook: facebook.com/SanFranciscoHSH
Twitter: @SF_HSH>
More info on this solution presentation and 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count and Survey — Data Summary

A Future With Universal Basic Income
Ken Fisher, Economic Justice Project/Truth Be Told
Email: ken[at] truthtold.co
Website: basicincomefilm.org
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Facebook: facebook.com/BasicIncomeFilm
Twitter: @kenhfisher

Opportunity Villages
Charles Durrett, McCamant & Durrett Architects | The Cohousing Company
Email: charles.durrett[at] cohousingco.com
Office: (530) 265-9980
Website: opportunityvillages.org
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Facebook: facebook.com/cohousing & facebook.com/Opportunity-Village-Nevada-City-936953602990136/
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“Park” Shelter: An Alternative Housing Concept
Richard Tsai, Field of Vision
Email: Richard.tsai[at] 3dfov.com
Office: (415) 378-0981
Website: http://3dfov.com/wp/project/homeless-parklet-shelter/
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Tiny Home Eco-Villages
Betsy Morris, Cohousing California
Website: calcoho.org/
Facebook: facebook.com/CalCoho
Twitter: @CalCoho
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Housing and ...
Meghan Freebeck, Project Homeless Connect
Email: admin[at] simplythebasics.org
Website: SimplytheBasics.org
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Twitter: @simplybasicsorg
Instagram: @simplythebasics
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Additional video

Housing Mobility: Moving on From Supportive Housing
Avni Desai, Community Housing Partnership
Email: adesai[at] chp-sf.org
Office: (415) 852-5349
Website: chp-sf.org
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Facebook: facebook.com/communityhousingpartnership
Twitter: @CHP_SF
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Want to End Homelessness? End Relational Poverty
Kevin Adler, Miracle Messages
Email: kevin[at] miraclemessages.org
Website: miraclemessages.org/
Facebook: facebook.com/miraclemessages
Twitter: @miraclemsg
Instagram: miraclemessages
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SOS Transitional Villages
Amy Farah Weiss, Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge
Email: info[at] saintfrancischallenge.org
Website: SafeOrganizedSpaces.org
Facebook: facebook.com/saintfrancischallenge
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Encouraging Accessory Dwelling Units Citywide
David Tejeda, Class B contractor, San Francisco resident and property owner
Contact information provided upon request. Send inquiry via outreach[at] sfpublicpress.org.

Ending Homelessness Through the Dignity of Work
Hector Malvido & Angelique Villegas Diaz, Downtown Streets Team
Email: Brandon Davis, brandon[at] streetsteam.org
Office: (224) 715-6038
Website: streetsteam.org
Instagram: @StreetsTeam
Twitter: @DowntownStreets
Facebook: facebook.com/downtownstreetsteam
Newsletter: To sign up, email Frankie[at] streetsTeam.org
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What's Next?

We are debriefing with participants and compiling the results of the attendee survey. For updates, sign up for our newsletter.

 

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