San Francisco

Myth Busting: The Truth About Homelessness

12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Photo by flickr user cliff williams

The symptoms of homelessness confront us daily, but much of the conventional wisdom about San Francisco’s most intractable problem is pure myth. Who really are the city’s homeless residents, how did they become homeless and where are we on potential solutions? Come hear the truth behind some common misconceptions from the researchers and service providers who know the problem best.

+ Molly Turner / urban innovation advisor
+ Margot Kushel / UC San Francisco
+ Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle
+ Doniece Sandoval / Lava Mae


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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