San Francisco Will Open a Homeless "Shelter" for 24 (1% of) LGBT homeless. (After only 5 Years of Planning)

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    Jun 02, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    Gay Mecca, my ass.

    Admitting that other homeless "shelters" (the city estimates that 2 years ago it had 7,350 homeless people, 29% of whom were gay) discriminate against gay people, the City decided that it could afford to accommodate 24 gay people. Of course the overpaid bureaucrats worked with all deliberate speed (this is San Francisco, after all) to establish a separate LGBT homeless shelter, where gays would be welcome.

    San Francisco spends about $163 million per year on programs for the 7,350 homeless, but apparently it could afford temporary housing for only 24 gay homeless. Times are tough in this most "liberal" [sic] of American cities.

    BTW, the City's homeless "Czar", Bevan Dufty (a termed out gay politician), got a salary of $164,800 in 2014 (plus benefits, which include a generous retirement and free health care for life, which cost the City another $67,913 annually). The total cost of his compensation was $232,717. The mayor thinks he is worth every penny. Thanks Bevan, for finding a pittance to spend on gay homeless.


    http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=70611

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    Jun 02, 2015 12:55 AM GMT
    Considering that the average cost of a house or condo is now well over $1 million, there are tons of dotcommies who care not a wit about the less fortunate.

    The 24 homeless who get to live in the shelter for a short time will be decided by lottery.
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    Jun 02, 2015 1:12 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
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    The 24 homeless who get to live in the shelter for a short time will be decided by lottery.


    Ah, I see. I should have read your link before I commented. But I did just now.

    So these people who win the lottery to enter this shelter facility will only be able to stay for a maximum of 120 days (or four months)? What is this supposed to accomplish? Are these people expected to get their lives together in four months and somehow find a job and afford a $2,000 efficiency shoe box to live in?


    Someone might ask this of Czar Bevan and his multitude of bureaucrats.