Speaking of kids and unaffordable housing, over 100 whippersnappers and whippersnapper advocates will gather at City Hall to discuss the urgency for an increase in housing for youth in transition. Which, yes, is a critical issue, folks. To the press release via SF League of Pissed-Off Voters!
Every single year, at least 5,700 youth are forced to live on San Francisco’s streets or are at risk for homelessness. Many of these youth are or were in foster care, and have cycled out of the public education and foster care systems. Without necessary support, 1 in 5 end up homeless within 18 months of being declared “independent”.A mayoral task force issued a “Housing for Transition Age Youth: Work Plan” in
2007, and committed to 400 units of permanently affordable TAY housing by 2015.
According to the Planning Department, though, of the 582 affordable units that were
constructed last year – the lowest number in years – none were designated for
Two proposed TAY housing projects now face strong opposition because of, let’s face it, rampant NIMBYism.
Read more at SFIST.com