A Monthly Briefing from Tipping Point
A Monthly Briefing from Tipping Point
Dear Colleague,
As you know, last year we launched an ambitious effort in partnership with the City of San Francisco to reduce chronic homelessness by 50% over five years. With the start of the new year, we're pleased to provide monthly updates on our progress. We'll share both successes as well as set-backs and introduce you to the people we meet along the way.
All my best,
PS - If you have colleagues who would like to receive these updates, send them our way!

Initiative Overview

There are approximately 2,100 people experiencing chronic homelessness on any given night in San Francisco. Tipping Point’s 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.

Program Snapshot

When a formerly-homeless individual is ready to move on from supportive housing, San Francisco's hyper-competitive rental market makes it nearly impossible to find an apartment. The result is a clogged system that prevents people who are ready to live independently from finding housing and limits access to supportive housing for those who need it most. Enter Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit that acts as an apartment broker connecting low-income individuals to housing.
In 2017, Tipping Point invested $1.2 million in Brilliant Corners to expand their operations in San Francisco. With this investment, Brilliant Corners helped house 63 single adults as of December 31, 2017, as part of the City's Moving On Initiative, and are working with our partners to gain momentum in 2018. 
Tipping Point's work with Brilliant Corners is one way that we're working with the City to expand available housing over the next five years.

Who We're Meeting

Abigail Stewart-Kahn is one of two Tipping Point Fellows working at the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH). As Director of Strategic Initiatives, she is responsible for the implementation of the Department's Strategic Framework and serves as the primary liaison between Tipping Point and HSH. A trained clinical social worker, strategy consultant and cross-sector leader, Abigail previously served as the Director of Community Education and Strategic Partnerships for Safe and Sound (formerly The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center).

What We're Reading

The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund (SFHAF) is working to close the financing gap and create more affordable housing by making "fast capital with an appetite for risk" more available in the San Francisco real estate market. SFHAF Executive Director Rebecca Foster outlines their model in Next City.

How You Can Help

Are you a property owner? Do you know someone who is? The Moving On program is picking up speed, but we need more landlords to open doors to individuals moving out of supportive housing. Please encourage any interested parties to contact Nelly To at Brilliant Corners; she’ll walk you through the process. 
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