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homelessness

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Update posted 12 hours ago

Petition to Mayor Ed Lee

Equitable Distribution of Housing for Formerly Homeless in SF

To: Mayor of San Francisco – Edwin Mah "Ed" Lee We are writing to express our strong opposition to the plans to build additional housing units for formerly homeless individuals/households on Mission Bay South (Block 9 - the “Project”), whereby over 200 units (see map above) have been built or are projected to be built for formerly homeless.[1] We believe it is our social responsibility to provide housing for formerly homeless. We also believe that it is the City’s responsibility to ensure such housing is distributed fairly and equitably in all Supervisory Districts. While our neighborhood is bearing the concentration of over 300 units within a few blocks, many San Francisco's Supervisory Districts will have none. [2] Our neighborhood was neither informed nor consulted of such plans and should not bear the inequitable concentration of over 300 units of housing projects for formerly homeless.  In addition, Mission Bay is already on track to meet its 30% mandated affordable housing units. We strongly support this petition to sell the land identified in Block 9 to raise funds for affordable housing developments and/or housing for formerly homeless. We also strongly request that you remove all language related to homeless housing from Block 9’s projects and any future projects in our neighborhood. We value being part of a community that is diverse, inclusive and prioritizes fair and equitable distribution of housing. The City must perform proper due diligence to ensure housing for formerly homeless is distributed equitably throughout the Supervisory Districts. [1] - Source: Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure - Request for Proposals - Attachment B. [2] - Pursuant to the housing pipeline data provided by the City of San Francisco, many districts are projected to build zero housing for formerly homeless. Image: Courtesy of socketsite.com

Mission Bay
365 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, California State Senate, California State House, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Kevin McCarthy, Hillary Clinton, Doug LaMalfa, Connie Leyva, Donald Wagner, Donald Trump, President Donald Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs, Zoe Lofgren, Human Rights Campaign, Department of Education, Michelle Obama, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Maxine Waters, Xavier Becerra, Young Kim, Tom Young, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Kamala Harris, Melissa Melendez, Melania Trump, Karen Pence, Rex W. Tillerson, Mike Pence

Unhomeless the Homeless in California

Declare homelessness emergency in California  L.A. County Homeless On any given night, there are over 115,000 homeless people in California - 21% of the entire nation’s homeless population. Counties across the state are facing a pervasive and deepening homeless crisis that imminently endangers the health and safety of tens of thousands of residents, including veterans, women, children, LGBT youth, persons with disabilities and seniors. Nowhere is this more evident than in L.A. County - 47,000 homeless, including more than 6,000 parents and children - where the tremendous scale of homelessness threatens the economic stability of the entire region by burdening emergency medical services and the social services infrastructure. It is time to treat this crisis like the emergency it truly is.  The increasing numbers of displaced homeless people and the lack of ongoing resources to stably re-house them require immediate and extraordinary action. That is why LA County has taken the lead in a statewide effort to ask Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in California to address this growing humanitarian crisis. Please join us! Sign our petition urging to declare the homeless crisis a state of emergency and bring the concerted effort and resources needed to tackle this crisis in a meaningful way.   Then Share this petition with your friends on social media to spread the word even further. Thank you for your concern and caring.On any given night, there are over 115,000 homeless people in California - 21% of the entire nation’s homeless population. Counties across the state are facing a pervasive and deepening homeless crisis that imminently endangers the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of California residents. The homeless are including veterans, women, children, LGBT youth, persons with disabilities and seniors. Nowhere is this more evident than in L.A. County - 47,000 homeless, including more than 6,000 parents and children - where the tremendous scale of homelessness threatens the economic stability of the entire region by burdening emergency medical services and the social services infrastructure. It is time to treat this crisis like the emergency it truly is. The increasing numbers of displaced homeless people and the lack of ongoing resources to stably re-house them require immediate and extraordinary action. I strongly urge you to declare a state of emergency in Los Angeles County and California to address this growing humanitarian crisis throughout the State. Homelessness, Humanitarianism, Social justice, Human Rights, Economic Justice, Homeless crisis, Affordable housing, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Right to Live Free of prejudice. No human in our country should be homeless. Let's take the first step together. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.   

Lori Jean Siebers
53 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Mayor Lee Brand, Steve Brandau President & Councilmember District 2, Esmeralda Soria Council Vice President District 1, Oliver L. Baines III Councilmember District 3, Paul Caprioglio Councilmember District 4, Luis Chavez Councilmember, District 5, Garry Bredefeld Councilmember District 6, Clinton J. Olivier Councilmember District 7

Mayor Brand STOP PUNISHING the HOMELESS bc the SHELTERS are full! ALLOW THEM TO USE TENTS

MAYOR LEE BRAND in FRESNO, CA has signed off on the "UNHEALTHY AND HAZARDOUS CAMPING ACT."  EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017. Simply meaning that NO TENTS can be pitched in urban areas such as downtown or in residential areas period. This newly passed "Act" is clearly aimed at the 2,200 unsheltered homeless living in tents and under tarps. There are 3,100 approximately homeless people in Fresno, CA of which 2,200 are unsheltered and have never been sheltered. Mayor Brand feels this "Act" was needed due to the growing number of homeless which are in the wooded areas spilling into the breezeways, underpasses, onto the sidewalks and street corners. Did Mayor Lee Brand make other provisions for these 2,200 unsheltered homeless before hastily signing off on this no tents allowed? NO! NO! Last year when former Mayor Swearengin tried to implement this same city ordinance she was met with community uproar backlash and disgust. The ordinance was pulled. Newly elected Mayor Brand has taken all the tents, tarps, any possessions from the 2,200 unsheltered homeless saying "As long as I am in office, we will NOT surrender to our homeless." It appears due to the overflow of the homeless onto the city's sidewalks the Mayor wants to put an immediate stop to this without a second's thought. Additionally, Mayor Brand wants to make not only tents illegal but would like to see in the future that being homeless is illegal.  President City Councilman Steve Brandau states there will be no "tent sweeps" meaning bulldozing down the entire tent city encampments. Tell me what is the difference if they are bulldozed and thrown into the garbage truck or picked up by a city worker and thrown into the garbage truck????? President City Councilman Brandau's commentary continues by stating that the homeless will be ticketed, fined and sent to jail for "misbehaving." Meaning performing daily human functions to live. Sleep and rest outside, cook food, use the bathroom.....many citizens do not know that this is a part of the ordinance. Very sneaky President City Councilman Steve Brandau. Mayor Brand's own daughter Charity Brand was homeless for over 2 years. Where is this man's heart? The only 2 shelters in Fresno, CA are completely full every day. So it seems that because these 2 homeless shelters are full Mayor Brand is punishing the 2,200 unsheltered homeless. Where can they go besides tents and tarps?  Tents and tarps are their homes. Some of them work and keep their uniforms inside along with their meager possessions. Now, all thrown into the garbage truck as they stand back and watch everything they had is being tossed as trash, not just tents. The city of Fresno, Mayor Lee Brand has made NO provisions for these 2,200 unsheltered homeless. Despicable!!!! The next time you walk past a homeless person, think about the fact that they have had lives, rich and interesting lives that were thrown into turmoil due to circumstances that are often out of their control.  SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WE WILL STAND. SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL FRESNO'S MAYOR LEE BRAND TO STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION OF FRESNO'S HOMELESS BY TAKING AWAY THEIR TENTS....THEIR HOMES. TELL MAYOR BRAND TO ALLOW THE HOMELESS TO USE TENTS UNTIL FURTHER PROVISIONS ARE MADE. SIGN SIGN SIGN THIS PETITION AND SHARE "HOMELESS LIVES MATTER....WE STAND WITH TEAM FRESNO." #HOMELESSLIVESMATTER #BOOTSONTHEGROUND

Tina Crawford
1,886 supporters