Skip to main content.

Kristi Coale's blog posts

posted 08/13/2021
A new department was tasked with using technology to track people across the social services system, but the effort failed expectations.
posted 03/02/2021
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.

Kristi Coale's Blog

A new department was tasked with using technology to track people across the social services... more »
posted 08/13/21
The city’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing is the main agency that oversees San... more »
posted 03/02/21

Kristi Coale's Work

SF is bringing people off the streets, but a shortage of mental health workers to help them stay housed could put all this effort at risk.
In an ideal world, the city could quickly and permanently house thousands. But the real world requires transitional places to give people hope and keep them off the streets. Can SF do it with fresh ideas and smart spending?
Now five years old, the city agency without formal oversight or permanent leadership struggles to get a handle on a chronic health and humanitarian crisis.