Goal A | Goal B | Goal C | Goal D | Goal E

Goal B: Attain Economic Security
and Housing Stability

 
 
 

B1. ALL FAMILIES AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE SELF-SUFFICIENT

Definition: We use the Insight Center for Community Economic Development's Family Needs Calculator to measure self-sufficiency which is the minimum income necessary to cover all an individual or family’s basic expenses – housing, food, child care, health care, transportation, and taxes – without public or private assistance. In San Francisco, a family of four–with one preschool and one school-aged child–would need $123,442 to adequately meet minimal basic needs, including housing, food, childcare, out-of-pocket medical expenses, transportation, and other necessary spending.

5-Yr Target: At least 60% of families from all ethnic backgrounds live above the self-sufficiency standard.

 

B2. ALL CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILIES ARE STABLY HOUSED

Definition: Unsheltered families refer to families who are not in city shelters or residential facilities. Based on the amount of family units in the housing pipeline, the proposed target seeks a “functional zero” for family homelessness. “Functional zero” acknowledges that all factors that might prevent any new family from experiencing homelessness cannot be controlled, but instead measures the homelessness system’s performance by gauging if there are necessary resources to serve that population.

5-Yr Target: Adopt existing SF Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing target to end family homelessness by achieving a functional zero for family homelessness.