How the City is Addressing Homelessness During COVID-19 w/ Jeff Kositsky
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San Francisco has struggled with housing many of its residents but now it is even more crucial to help the unhoused.
How is the city of San Francisco addressing homelessness during a pandemic? How are we making sure the unhoused are protected.
Join us for a virtual conversation with Jeff Kositsky on what the city is doing.
More about Jeff Kositsky:
Jeff Kositsky is a recognized leader in innovative solutions to homelessness and poverty in the United States and internationally. From 2001 to 2010, he was executive director of Community Housing Partnership (CHP), a nonprofit affordable housing developer in San Francisco; under Jeff’s leadership CHP achieved a 98% success rate permanently housing formerly homeless individuals. Jeff then spent three years working on issues of housing and infrastructure development in Latin America. From 2013, he served as the executive director of Hamilton Families. During his tenure, the organization expanded its rapid re‐housing program and developed an innovative partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District to prevent and end homelessness among students and their families; this work resulted in a 23% reduction in student homelessness.
In 2016, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee appointed Jeff to serve as the first director of the newly established Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH). HSH consolidated existing homeless services and housing previously administered by multiple city agencies. HSH has a budget of $260 million and staff of 120. Jeff has served on several nonprofit boards, including San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness and was a member of the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors. He currently sits on the Leadership Council of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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