Every year, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing participates in the City’s budget process. Information about HSH’s budgets is posted on this page.
FY2022-23 & FY2023-24 Adopted Budget
The adopted FY2022-23 and FY2023-24 Budget for HSH is approximately $672 million in FY 2022-23 and $636 million in FY 2023-24. The budget is characterized by significant investments in housing, shelter, and equity across the system.
Adopted Budget Overview
HSH Budget Overview: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Our overall budget dropped slightly in FY2023-24 due to the end of one-time state funding. Sources for our two-year budget include: 44% from local General Fund dollars, 37% from local Prop C dollars, 10% in federal funds, 6% in other local funds, and 4% in state funds.
With ongoing Prop C funding, HSH’s budget has more than tripled since the first year of the Department’s operation. This budget will right-size HSH’s staffing levels to keep up with this expansion and enhance our effectiveness.
Proposed Budget Since Department Creation (dollars in millions)
The FY2022-23 and FY2023-24 budget includes significant investments in the following areas:
Equity in the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) portfolio:
- $30 million over two years to raise case manager salaries to $28 dollars/hour and increase frontline property management staff wages.
- $32.4 million over two years to increase case management staffing in PSH, bringing case manager-to-client ratios to 1:20 in family and youuth sites and closer to 1:25 in adult sites.
- $5 million in one-time funding for repairs, improvements, Wi-Fi, and other upgrades.
Ending Transgender Homelessness:
- Dedicate 150 scattered-site PSH subsidies for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) households.
- Acquire 50 to 80 units of PSH for TGNC youth.
- Invest $6 million over two years to build provider capacity, fund short-term/shallow subsidies, and/or provide flexible financial assistance.
- $7 million for a new non-congregate cabin program in the Mission.
- $25 million in new state funding to operate approximately 410 beds of non- and semi-congregate shelter at 711 Post and the Baldwin Hotel
- Continue key existing programs:
- $18 million over two years to continue the Bayview Vehicle Triage Center (VTC) and open a second VTC site.
- $8.1 million in FY2022-23 to continue existing Safe Sleep and cabin programs.
- $24 million to extend one year of operations at three hotel-based emergency shelters with approx. 300 units.
Other Key Investments:
- $1.2 million ongoing to support the Street Wellness Response Teams.
- $900,000 over two years to pilot the HSH Street Ambassadors Program.
- $300,000 annually for mental health training and support for frontline staff.
- $230,000 annually to implement overdose requirements and reduce overdoses.
Additional Budget Details
FY2022-23 and FY2023-24 Budget by Funding Source
The adopted budget invests 82% of funding into programs serving adults or mixed populations, 8% into programs serving youth, and 10% into programs serving families.
Eighty-seven percent of the budget is appropriated to homelessness response services.
The majority of the budget (62%) continues to be invested in housing, the most effective solution to ending homelessness.
FY2022-23 and FY2023-24 Budget by Service Area
FY2022-24 Budget Hearings
HSH presented on the Department’s proposed budget at two hearings in June 2022 at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Appropriations Committee.
- First Hearing – Thursday, June 16, 2022
- Second Hearing – Wednesday, June 22, 2022
- Public Comment Day – Friday, June 24, 2022
As part of the budget process, HSH held a series of public meetings required by the Administrative Code to solicit input from the Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the general public.
- January 3, 2022: Local Homeless Coordinating Board Monthly Meeting
- Access the Budget Presentation
- February 7, 2022: Local Homeless Coordinating Board Monthly Meeting
- Access the Budget Presentation
FY2021-22 and FY2022-23 Adopted Budget
The City and County of San Francisco’s FY21-22 and FY22-23 budget included significant investments to address homelessness in San Francisco and expanded the work started through the Mayor’s Homelessness Recovery Plan in 2020.
The FY21-23 HSH budget leveraged $1.2 billion over two years in federal, state, and local resources (including Prop C funds). In addition to HSH’s existing commitments, we proposed to:
- 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 reflected the City’s continued prioritization of resources for people experiencing homelessness as we shifted 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 and Population
HSH’s FY21-23 budget included 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 reflected 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 included funding for health services (1.4%) and HSH administration and program delivery (8.4%).
HSH’s approved FY21-23 budget served 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.