San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on Prop C:
“Homelessness is a challenge to the conscience of America. We must do everything we can to alleviate the suffering of people on our streets – whether it’s increasing permanent, supportive housing and affordable housing stock, providing enhanced mental health services, and establishing innovative temporary, low-barrier shelter models like Navigation Centers for those most in need.
“For us in San Francisco, solving homelessness is not an issue, it’s a value. We are the City of St. Francis, and our guiding prayer is to be an instrument of peace bringing light where there is dark and hope where there is despair. I think it’s a small price to pay for our business community to help with this situation.
“Throughout my service in Congress, I have fought for San Francisco’s innovative and compassionate solutions for addressing homelessness and housing insecurity. Proposition C is an important and visionary step forward for the people. I urge San Franciscans to vote Yes on Prop. C.”