San Francisco mayor proposes spending millions to eliminate homelessness among transgender and gender nonconforming people

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is suggesting spending millions of dollars to eradicate homelessness among transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in the city.

“Transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming San Franciscans are eighteen times more likely to experience homelessness compared to the general population, and we know that the rates are even higher for our minority trans communities,” Breed said, according to a press release. “With one of the largest TGNC populations in the country, we not only must ensure that all San Franciscans have access to housing and essential resources through continued investments, but we can show the country that we continue to be a leader on supporting and protecting our trans communities.”

The press release from the mayor’s office indicates that there are approximately 400 homeless transgender and gender nonconforming residents at any point in time.

“The principle of ending trans homelessness by 2027 means that the existing trans homeless community would be stabilized and housed over the next five years, and any future trans people that become homeless would have the resources and support to get them housed quickly, making any instance of homelessness brief and rare,” the press release notes. – READ MORE