The S.F. Chronicle reports that despite spending $167 million a year on the homeless, the city is not having a whole lot of luck housing them.
The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Worksand $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.
Nearly half of the homeless money, $81.5 million, goes for rent subsidies and programs to assist the 6,355 people living in “permanent supportive housing” – long the cornerstone of the city’s program for helping the down and out. READ MORE