By NOAH BUHAYAR On a recent morning, Peter Avila was checking out the exterior of Marshall Elementary, on the corner of Capp and 15th Streets, when he came to a newly installed gate. He took off his belt and dangled it through the space between the bars. Then, reaching with his free hand, he grabbed the loose end of the...
By HÉLÈNE GOUPIL Twenty frustrated residents and District 9 candidate Eric Storey filled My Corner Cafe on 26th Street and South Van Ness on Thursday to hear Captain Stephen Tacchini and two beat officers answer questions regarding crime, issues with day laborers, and homelessness. “I know everyone is concerned,” Tacchini said. “We’ve had two homicides this week and we had...
by ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH Watching television amid trash bags and people's belongings in a homeless shelter on Capp Street.
Gordon counts three categories of scavengers: the homeless like himself, the junkies who do it for a fix, and the bootleggers who cruise the city in pick-up trucks.
Womack Salon Academy owner Ella Gilmore mixes business with community service. By ANNA BLOOM
More than 100 good samaritans gathered at the Latino Center on Tuesday evening to take part in the 2009 San Francisco homeless count. By SHILANDA WOOLRIDGE
A Mission District resource for homeless women may soon be a casualty of shrinking budgets. By SHIILANDA WOOLRIDGE
Homeless say they are given the runaround while the shelter beds go empty.
In a bid to connect with the community, Mission police will give 24th Street beat cops cell phones and share the numbers with the public.
In San Francisco, 67 of the 72 registered sex offenders on parole are homeless.
A day in the life of Mission's biggest recycling center. En Español
A local project to hand out sandwiches on the street has spread around the world.
A Buddhist monk struggles to find financial support for her work in single room occupancy hotels and shelters. En Español
La Posarela, a musical play, deals with homelessness, undocumented immigration through the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph. The play starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Community Music Center in the Mission District.En Español
San Francisco is a city with a serious affordable housing deficit. As more families suffer from job loss and slashed hours, many are turning to single room occupancy hotels for shelter.En Español