Yes on C | Our City, Our Home

What is Prop C | Our City, Our Home?

Prop C, "Our City, Our Home," is a person-centered comprehensive wraparound housing first approach to house and support homeless youth, families with children, single adults, and people experiencing substance use disorders and mental health challenges.

This would pay for construction, rehabilitation, prevention and operating subsidies of approximately 4,000 units of housing and mandates that families and youth are served.

This is funding for intensive wraparound services, street-based care, drop-in services, residential facilities, and housing that targets our people suffering the most from mental health issues and addiction.

This would ensure 7,000 households get legal assistance, temporary and even permanent subsidies to stay in their housing, or other forms of help they need to stay housed, such as subsidizing household bills such as water and electric.

This measure will pay for 1,075 new shelter beds/navigation center beds as well as fund drop-in hygiene programs. Let's keep our streets clean by having dignified bathrooms and showers for everyone.

Does It Work?

Comprehensive wrap around housing first programs have shown to be effective.  They have to show to improve housing stability for people with mental health challenges (Stergiopoulos 2015, Palepu 2013, Tsemberis 2000), imporoved mental health and well-being (Nelson 2007, Tsemberis 2012), and increased treatment utilization of substance use and addiction (Nelson 2007, Tsemberis 2000). It has shown a decrease in the utilization of psychiatric hospitals for formerly homeless individuals with mental health challenges (Gulcur 2003).

Comprehensive wrap around housing first programs improve housing stability and decrease hospitalizations among homeless veterans (Montgomery 2013). Programs with strong case management components improve engagement in the community (Cochrane-Stergiopoulos 2015). Participants have reported significantly higher quality of life than non-participants.  Participants have also reported greater safety and comfort in their new dwellings (Patterson 2013).

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"This initiative will make San Francisco a more humane and beautiful place to live and work. Homelessness hurts us all. Let's reduce the number of homeless people on the street, address the mental health crises experienced by survivors of this trauma, create more public bathrooms and showers, and protect the housing insecure."

We are in this together!

Supporting Agencies

Affordable Divis
Affordable Housing Alliance
AFT 2121
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
Because Justice Matters
Bernal Heights Democratic Club
Bill Soro Housing Program
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
California Alliance for Retired Americans
Causa Justa Just Cause
Chinatown Community Development Center
Chinese Progressive Association
Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods
Coalition on Homelessness
Code Tenderloin
Community Housing Partnership
Community Tenants Association
Compass Family Services
Concrn
Council of Community Housing Organizations
Curry Senior Center
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing
Democratic Socialists of America, San Francisco
D10 Urbanists
Do No Harm Coalition
Dolores Street Community Services
Drug Policy Alliance
Episcopal Community Services

Eviction Free San Francisco
Faith in Action
Faithful Fools
FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco
Getting to Zero Consortium

GLIDE
Gray Panthers of San Francisco
Gubbio Project
Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council
Harm Reduction Coalition
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
HealthRIGHT 360
Homeless Emergency Service Providers Association
Homeless Prenatal Program
Homeless Youth Alliance
Homeownership SF
Hospitality House
Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
Hunters Point Family Human Services Network
Indivisible SF
Irish American Democratic Club
Lava Mae
League of Pissed Off Voters
Lutheran Social Services
LYRIC
Market Street for the Masses
Marty's Place Affordable Housing Corporation
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Mission Economic Development Agency
Mission Housing Development Corporation
Mission SRO Collaborative
National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Francisco
Neighbors United

No New Jail San Francisco Coalition
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Openhouse
Our Family Coalition

Parent Voices San Francisco
Plaza 16
PODER
Portrero Hill Democratic Club
Positive Resource Center
Progress Foundation
Progressive Democrats of America, CA
Q Foundation
Richmond Area Multi-Services
Richmond District Democratic Club
Rose Pak Democratic Club
Saint Francis Homeless Challenge
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition
San Francisco Berniecrats
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
San Francisco Board of Education
San Francisco Democratic Party
San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club
San Francisco Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club
San Francisco Green Party
San Francisco Labor Council
San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
San Francisco Rising Action Fund
San Francisco Safe House

San Francisco Tenants Union
San Francisco Women's Political Committee
San Francisco Young Democrats
Sea Cliff Cares
SEIU 1021
Senior and Disability Action
Sierra Club
South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)
SRO Families United Collaborative
SPUR
St. Anthony's
St. James Infirmary
Supportive Housing Providers Network
Swords to Plowshares
Taking it to the Streets
Tenants and Owners Development Corporation (TODCO)
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Tenderloin People’s Congress
TGI Justice Project
Unite Here! Local 2
United Council of Human Services
United Democratic Club San Francisco
United Educators of San Francisco
Western Regional Advocacy Project
Yes to Affordable Housing
YIMBY SF
Young Women’s Freedom Center
Youth with a Mission

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