Data shows San Francisco has 7,754 homeless people. Only 400 of them fall under the transgender category. What about the other 7,354 homeless people?
San Francisco, CA, has violence, homeless, and trash problems. The problems affect everyone. But Mayor London Breed wants to concentrate on the transgender homeless. NBC Bay Area:
Breed has added a plan to her two-year budget proposal to end homelessness that would include transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) San Franciscans, a spokesperson for her office said. The mayor claims any such action would make SF the first city in the United States to commit to ending homelessness for TGNC people.
The mayor’s plan would create at least 150 long-term housing subsidies through the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP) program. A new permanent supportive housing site would also be acquired for trans youth with a focus on those at transition age. Breed would also earmark $6 million over two years for short-term rent subsidies, flexible financial assistance and support to build capacity among nonprofit providers. $500,000 would go to behavioral health services.
“Transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people San Franciscans are 18 times more likely to experience homelessness compared to the general population,” said Breed. “And we know that the rates are even higher for our minority trans communities.”
The city estimates that there are roughly 400 TGNC residents experiencing homelessness at any given time in San Francisco.
California gubernatorial candidate Michael Shellenberger described the plan as “illegal” and “unethical”:
“It’s not only totally unethical to discriminate against who gets shelter or medical treatment since the vast majority of homeless people on the streets are either addicted to hard drugs or suffering mental illness, it may be illegal,” Shellenberger told “America’s Newsroom.”
The rising homeless population proposes numerous problems for public health and safety both for individuals on the streets and residents of San Francisco. There has been little unanimity on how to address the worsening conditions for those on the streets.
“The underlying problem is that California is completely without leadership at every level of government,” Shellenberger claimed. “Gov. Gavin Newsom refuses to shut down the homeless encampments, which are open drug scenes.”
San Francisco has only spent $150 million of the $500 million from Prop C, which voters approved in 2018 to help the homeless.
Prop C is a “business tax that voters approved to make massive investments in homeless services.”
Recent data showed the number of homeless in San Francisco dropped 3.5% since 2019 to 7,754.
So Breed said transgender people are 18 times more likely to be homeless.
Data: San Francisco has around 400 transgender homeless people.
Data: San Francisco has 7,754 homeless people.
So that means if San Francisco helps out the transgender homeless, the city will still have 7,354 homeless people.DONATE
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