Non-profits in San Francisco must meet their contractual obligations with the city or they do not get paid. The real problem is that this work is underfunded, and the organizations are overwhelmed by the large numbers of homeless people and don’t have the resources to address the needs of their clients.
This measure will ensure that when a homeless person enters into the doors of a community organization, they have housing, shelter, rental assistance, and other tangible benefits to offer. In 2016, the Budget and Legislative Analyst did a Performance Audit of Homeless Services in San Francisco and concluded that additional resources could help address the urgent homeless crisis. In addition to creating those resources, Prop C creates an oversight committee which will ensure that these funds are being used effectively.