Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge

San Francisco, CA

About Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge

✮ Do what's necessary ✮ Do what's possible ✮ Innovate for the greater good

Humanitarian Crisis: There is a severe shortage of low-barrier transitional shelter, affordable housing, and supported housing in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

Mission: As a City, region, state, and human family we are tasked with ending the crisis conditions of street homelessness for thousands of our unhoused neighbors.

Projects: Since 2015, Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC)—a San Francisco-based fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts—has:

➣ Supported the development, building, and distribution of mobile "tiny home" emergency shelters designed to meet National Fire Protection Association Standards for small RVs.

➣ Developed and piloted a community-integrated transitional village model for 1 year at the Impact Hub in SF's Mission District.

➣ Organized with current/former unhoused/curbside residents, impacted neighbors, and city/region-wide organizations and volunteers.

➣ Brought sanitation, trash removal, and healing services directly to unhoused/curbside residents

➣ SFHC leadership, collaborators, and volunteers have coordinated large service events with hundreds of unhoused and housed participants and volunteers.

➣ Created health, safety, and good neighbor agreements.

Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge is fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts.

Successful Campaigns

100% Funded
  • $10,100
  • $10,000
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34% Funded
  • $22,376
  • $65,000
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12% Funded
  • $1,250
  • $10,000
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