The City and County of San Francisco’s FY21-22 and FY22-23 budget includes significant investments to address homelessness in San Francisco and expands the work started through the Mayor’s Homelessness Recovery Plan in 2020.
The FY21-23 HSH budget leverages $1.2 billion over the next two years in federal, state, and local resources (including Prop C funds). In addition to HSH’s existing commitments, we will:
- add up to 4,000 new housing placements.
- prevent homelessness and eviction for over 8,000 households.
- support two new Safe Parking sites.
- fund the continuation of a new 40-bed emergency shelter for families.
- cap all Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) rents in the City’s PSH portfolio at 30% of a tenant’s income.
HSH requested community feedback on the proposal during several public meetings in 2021, as well as conversations with nonprofit partners and advocates. The Department worked closely with the Our City, Our Home (OCOH) Oversight Committee to strategically invest Prop C funding into eligible expenditure categories, including Permanent Housing, Temporary Shelter, and Homelessness Prevention for people experiencing homelessness. In June 2021, HSH presented an overview of the proposed FY21-23 budget to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The FY21-23 approved budget reflects the City’s continued prioritization of resources for people experiencing homelessness as we shift out of the COVID-19 emergency response and into the recovery period.
The budget decreased by 22% between FY20-21 and FY21-22, largely due to the decrease in revenues from one-time COVID-19-related assistance. The City’s support of the Department from the general fund grew 13% in FY21-22. Additionally, over $500 million in funding from Prop C (Our City, Our Home) supports the Department’s work in FY21-23. Prop C funding was included in the full budget process for the first time this year.
Funding by Service Area
HSH’s FY21-23 budget includes funding for:
- Street Outreach (1.4%)
- Temporary Shelter (20.1%)
- Coordinated Entry (1%)
- Prevention and Problem Solving (8.3%)
- Housing (59.4%)
Housing is healthcare, and the approved FY21-23 budget reflects the City’s continued investment in supportive housing as the most effective solution to homelessness.
In addition to HSH’s Essential Service Areas, the FY21-23 budget also includes funding for health services (1.4%) and HSH administration and program delivery (8.4%).
Funding by Population
HSH’s approved FY21-23 budget will serve four defined populations:
- Adults (78%) – Adults over the age of 24 without minor children.
- Transitional Aged Youth (10%) – People between the ages of 18 and 24.
- Families (10%) – Families with children under the age of 18.
- Veterans (2%) – Veterans of any age.