Our mission is to address the systemic causes of poverty and homelessness by utilizing a bottom-up organizing model, where our constituents are at the forefront of instituting change.
The Coalition on Homelessness is led by homeless people themselves; impoverished families living in campers, disabled shelter residents, elderly occupiers of drop-in centers who direct our work. Two-thirds of our staff are homeless or formerly homeless and some of our campaigns are run entirely by people who have or are today facing a housing and economic crisis.
Our agenda, our work plans, our structure, our strategies all come directly from our base in a very authentic way - through extensive outreaching, dialoguing and inclusion. We work dilligently to faithfully represent the poorest San Franciscans, and to collectively overcome destitution with dignity.