It has been a whirlwind of a month since I stepped into the role of Director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. I pledged to spend my first few months listening to all stakeholders so that I can get a sense of what’s working, what’s challenging…

This year during Black History Month, like many people, I find myself more focused on Black futures than history. Perhaps it is my pride at being part of an HSH leadership team that renewed its commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, backed with positions, funding and designed to implement real…

As part of the City’s COVID response, San Francisco is currently housing approximately 2,300 guests in temporary Shelter in Place (SIP) hotels. As an early public health disaster measure, the most COVID vulnerable people experiencing homelessness were offered a safe space to shelter in place in what grew to be…

Let’s be honest, this is a tough year to write about gratitude.

San Franciscans, most especially those experiencing homelessness, have suffered more deeply this year with increased fear and risk of grave illness. As the pandemic dampens holiday season spirits for all, it becomes easier to count losses rather than…

Dedria Black, Deputy Director for Programs

Today is the annual day we Americans set aside to honor our Veterans. As a Veteran myself, I truly appreciate the national and local recognition of the sacrifices that Veterans have made for all of us throughout this country’s history. In my own life…

Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time.

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