Mayor Newsom Marks 5th Anniversary of Project Homeless Connect

Mayor Gavin Newsom today marked the 5th Anniversary of Project Homeless Connect (PHC) by announcing that since January 2004, from combined outreach and housing efforts including the Care Not Cash, Housing First, Direct Access to Housing and Homeward Bound initiatives, a total of 10,133 homeless single adults have left San Francisco streets or the city’s shelter system for permanent housing.

“Project Homeless Connect is a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver services,” said Mayor Newsom. “The project is a catalyst for engagement and collaboration among city government, community volunteers, nonprofits, and business, and now in its 5th year, has proved to be a great success, helping us move 10,000 homeless people off our streets,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Project Homeless Connect began in October 2004, under the direction of Mayor Gavin Newsom, with fewer than 300 volunteers surveying the homeless in downtown San Francisco. Since then, more than 21,000 volunteers have helped provide services and care to more than 29,000 homeless and poor individuals. Read more.

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