A Monthly Briefing from Tipping Point
A Monthly Briefing from Tipping Point
Last week, the top candidates for mayor of San Francisco signed Tipping Point’s 1_Year__1,000_Homes Pledge: a commitment to secure 1,000 units of housing for homeless San Franciscans within their first year. The 1,000 units will be in addition to the existing pipeline of supportive housing and any temporary housing solutions the future mayor puts in place. 
As I mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle this past weekend, at the heart of the 1_Year__1,000_Homes Pledge is the single best solution to homelessness: a home. We plan to partner with the future mayor to help them implement their Pledge, a commitment which prioritizes housing and advances our joint goal with the City of cutting chronic homelessness in half in San Francisco by 2022.
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All my best,

CEO + Founder, Tipping Point Community

Snapshot: Housing By the Numbers

Securing 1,000 homes for homeless San Franciscans isn’t out of reach. According to the most recent Point-in-Time Count, there are around 3,800 unsheltered adults living in San Francisco. Given those numbers:
  • It would take less than one percent of the City’s housing stock to house every unsheltered person in San Francisco 
  • It would take less than one percent of the City’s budget to provide this population with a rent subsidy to keep them housed each year

Who's Making It Happen

“They say that when you have more than you need, you should build a longer table, not a higher fence. I want to help San Francisco use its abundance to alleviate the suffering on our streets, and to make our city more just, equitable, and livable for all.” – Stephany Ashley, Campaign Manager, Tipping Point Chronic Homelessness Initiative
For over a decade, Stephany has worked to tackle poverty in San Francisco. Prior to joining Tipping Point, she served as Executive Director of the St. James Infirmary, a legislative aide to Supervisor David Campos, and the youngest person elected President of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club. Her community organizing background is critical to her current work as campaign manager of the Chronic Homelessness Initiative.

How You Can Help

To help tackle homelessness in San Francisco, we’re asking you to show your support for more housing and for a mayor who will turn a campaign promise into action. You can do both by signing and sharing the 1 Year – 1,000 Homes Pledge.

What We're Reading

The San Francisco Chronicle ran an OpEd by former foster youth and now youth advocate, Alexis Barries, supporting SB918. The bill, which we covered in the February issue of the Spotlight, is co-sponsored by Tipping Point and would create an Office of Homeless Youth.

Chronic Homelessness Initiative Overview

There are approximately 2,100 people experiencing chronic homelessness on any given night in San Francisco. Tipping Point’s $100 million pledge marks the single largest private investment to address homelessness in City history.

Tipping Point takes a three-pronged approach to our impact goal. See here for more details. If you are receiving this email as a forward, subscribe here to receive this update monthly.
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