Strengthening Our Schools, and Equal RightsAugust 24, 2017
Affordable Housing, Senior Housing, and Housing for People With DisabilitiesAugust 24, 2017
Homelessness and Our Safety Net
As Mayor, Richard will lead a compassionate city that supports and assists those in need.
- Reverse the Mayor’s unbounded support of real estate development, which has displaced families and fueled the homeless crisis – over 60,000 homeless, including 33,000 children last year who lacked the stable housing required to stay on track.
- Declare a state of emergency to reduce the unsheltered homeless population, which ballooned by 40% over the past year (from 2,794 to 3,892).
- Create safe homeless housing units offered on a “housing first” basis, with supportive services, to get individuals off the streets and get them help.
- Develop programs for “Rainy Day Fund” savings, subsidies, transition and other assistance to help vulnerable people avoid homelessness.
- Expand access to health care, including mental health diagnosis and treatment, and encourage earlier intervention by professionals and caretakers.
- Monitor abused children and their families remotely by regular video conference check-ins, and follow up to ensure a healthy environment.
- Expand worker protections, safety standards, and training programs.
- Promote economic growth and support small businesses to create more jobs.