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A new department was tasked with using technology to track people across the social services system, but the effort failed expectations.
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The city’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing is the main agency that oversees San Francisco’s shelters and services — and it has little to no oversight.
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“If we really cared, we would be getting the housing,” said Dr. Margot Kushel, a professor at UCSF. “Everything else follows.”
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Hard-earned tips on how to stay nimble when current events supplant your grand reporting plans.
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Seven months later, Outsiders is back with a three-episode finale that seeks to answer some of the questions the podcast laid out in the beginning.
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This documentary-style podcast give listeners a close-up view of unsheltered homelessness. Episode 9 takes some of the questions posed by listeners throughout the series, and gives people who are homeless a chance to weigh in.
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A look inside an expanded syringe program and a new camp.
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A pandemic, a shift in homeless services and two new reports.
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Amid the pandemic, changes to the county’s needle exchange programs are on hold.
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"The experience of working with our subjects for more than a year changed my own ideas about homelessness and how to report on it."

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