FY21-23 Budget Process
Mayor Breed’s proposed FY21-22 and FY22-23 budget includes significant investments to address homelessness in San Francisco and expand the work started through the Homelessness Recovery Plan announced in 2020.
In total, the proposed FY21-23 HSH budget leverages over $1 billion over the next two years in federal, state, and local resources (including Prop C funds) 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.
All of these investments are in addition to prior commitments.
Public hearings on the Mayor’s proposed FY21-23 HSH budget include:
- June 7, 2021: Local Homeless Coordinating Board (LHCB)
- June 16, 2021: Budget and Appropriations Committee, Board of Supervisors, Public comment will follow each Department’s presentation.
- June 23, 2021: Budget and Appropriations Committee, Board of Supervisors – Agenda to be posted once available
- June 25, 2021: Public comment day for Mayor’s proposed FY21-23 budget – Agenda to be posted once available
As required by Ordinance 294-19, HSH held the following public meetings on the proposed FY21-23 budget in early 2021. These meetings were open to the public with public comment encouraged. Materials from these meetings can be found on the LHCB 2021 Meeting Page. These public meetings were held in addition to conversations HSH hosted with non-profit providers and advocacy groups.
- Meeting 1: Friday January 22, 2021
- Meeting 2: Monday February 8, 2021
In addition to the FY21-23 budget process, HSH continues to work with the Our City, Our Home (OCOH) Oversight Committee to strategically invest Prop C funding into eligible expenditure categories, including Permanent Housing, Temporary Shelter, Homelessness Prevention, and Mental Health for people experiencing homelessness. Access additional information on the OCOH Oversight Committee on the Office of the Controller’s Website.
On November 9, 2020, HSH presented an overview of the FY20-22 budget that includes the graphics below and additional information on the utilization of HSH essential services and system needs related to recovery and expansion.
FY2020-22 HSH Approved Budget
The FY20-22 approved HSH budget reflects an increase of 132% from the FY19-20 budget which reflects both the City’s continued prioritization of resources for people experiencing homelessness and a growth of $31 million in General Fund due to COVID-19 recovery activities including costs related to SIP hotels.
In July 2020, Mayor Breed announced the City’s Homelessness Recovery Plan to support investments in housing and shelter that will help the City create more resources for homeless residents as San Francisco endures and eventually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Homelessness Recovery Plan proposes the largest expansion of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in San Francisco in 20 years. FY20-22 funding sources to support the implementation of the Mayor’s Homelessness Recovery Plan are shown below.
The high-level overview below demonstrates the breakdown of the approved FY20-22 budget by HSH core component including: Street Outreach (1.6%), Prevention and Problem Solving (7.7%), Coordinated Entry (1.6%), Temporary Shelter (11.6%) and Housing (54.4%). In addition to HSH’s Essential Service Areas, the FY20-22 budget also reflects COVID response (19.5%) and HSH Staffing and Operations (3.1%).
Housing is healthcare, and the approved FY20-22 budget reflects the City’s continued investment in supportive housing as the most effective solution to homelessness.
The graphic below illustrates the allocation of HSH’s approved FY19-20 budget by population that includes: Adults (67%), Families (14%), Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) (12%), Veterans (2%), Adults and Families (4%) and Older Adults (1%).
HSH continues to play a critical role in the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic which includes the operation and management of the City’s Alternative Shelter Program that established programs to provide emergency, temporary shelter options for the City’s most vulnerable communities, a vast majority of which are for people experiencing homelessness including congregate shelter, safe sleep and Shelter in Place (SIP) hotels.
The graphic below provides an overview of how the FY20-22 budget is allocated to various COVID-response services provided, at least in part, by HSH including: SIP hotels (72%), Congregate Shelters (23%), Supportive Housing (3%) and Administration (2%).