Home By The Bay: An Equity-Driven Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in San Francisco (2023 – 2028) Strategic Plan
San Francisco is a city known for its innovation and compassion. Today, we stand united in our resolve to address the greatest humanitarian crisis and social challenge facing the city today – the crisis of homelessness. The daily suffering of our unhoused neighbors is an unacceptable state of affairs, and it will take not only urgency but a citywide effort spanning the public, nonprofit and private sectors to address the crisis unfolding on our streets each day.
The Strategic Plan’s vision is built upon the three pillars of equity, quality, and innovation. This Plan outlines mission critical goals for the next five years that drive towards bold accomplishments and a cultural shift in how we work collectively and in solidarity with each other. The Strategic Plan will scale the investments and build on the achievements of the last five years, including a recent 15% reduction in unsheltered homelessness, and affirm our commitment to innovative models of shelter, housing and service delivery that treat people with the dignity they deserve. Because racism is woven into the structure of the systems that have produced housing instability and homelessness, racial equity is the common thread in every solution.
Strategic Framework (2019 – 2021)
HSH’s Strategic Framework lays out our goals to significantly reduce homelessness in San Francisco and ensure homelessness is a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence. We will strive to get house keys into the hands of as many people as possible and improve the quality of life for all San Franciscans, both housed and homeless.
This Strategic Framework outlines ambitious yet achievable goals for the five years between 2016 and 2021. This document provides a roadmap for our work. The Department is in the process of creating the next Strategic Framework.
Homelessness Recovery Plan
HSH’s work between 2020 and 2022 was also guided by Mayor London Breed’s Homelessness Recovery Plan. Learn more about Mayor’s plan to ensure the City’s recovery from COVID-19 includes our most vulnerable residents.
Definitions of Homelessness
San Francisco uses a broader definition of homelessness than the federal government. Get information about the definitions of homelessness used in San Francisco.