WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today highlighted milestones in the City’s new first-of-its-kind Navigation Center pilot program including helping 200 homeless residents access housing and services in five months. Mayor Lee also announced a new $3 million re-allocation of City funds to expand the Navigation Center model, and challenged the private sector to match the City’s commitment at least dollar-for-dollar. Mayor Lee will introduce legislation to the Board of Supervisors to create a Navigation Partnerships Fund to receive philanthropic contributions earmarked for Navigation services, funding which must be matched by the City before it can be spent.
“Our City’s Navigation Center has already helped 200 homeless San Franciscans in just the past five months by removing barriers that prevent people from reaching out and accepting the services they need,” said Mayor Lee. “We know that living on our streets is both unhealthy and dangerous and that’s why we are redoubling our efforts with this new approach combined with our nationally recognized programs and working together with the Board of Supervisors and partners like the Interfaith Council to give people a true exit from homelessness. We are also challenging our private sector to create more Navigation Centers to help more people with the goal of ending homelessness here in the City of Saint Francis.” Read more