The City’s 2022-23 Budget Hearings are underway from June 15 - June 23. Where is San Francisco on improving street health and safety issues? The Tenderloin Initiative reports and the City's proposed budget show that the City is not making significant progress on behavioral health and on ending street sleeping.
Read these bullet points and then click below to send a message to our City Supervisors:
- Fewer than 1% of visits to the Linkage Center in the Tenderloin resulted in a referral to behavioral health/substance use treatment. With the rampant drug use in the Tenderloin, why aren’t more people being referred to treatment?
- Overdoses and overdose deaths in the Tenderloin have not decreased - they are slightly higher than Q4 2021.
- Over 700 people in the Tenderloin were placed in shelter from January - April 2022. Yet the City’s budget has no meaningful increase in funding for shelter. This funding gap drastically slows recent progress in ending street sleeping.
Please send an email urging the Supervisors and Mayor to allocate funds for shelter, treatment beds, and supportive services. These are policy issues they need to address forcefully and consistently.