Saturday, January 27, 2007

Homeless Death Form?

Still waiting for a response to the inquiry below. Meanwhile, interested readers can read Ordinance 120-05 at: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/site/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances05/o0120-05.pdf. The Newsom administration has apparently stopped counting the number of homeless that die on city streets every year, but we need that number as one way to judge the progress the city is making to combat homelessness in SF.

Date:
Tue, 23 Jan 2007
From: Rob Anderson
Subject: Homeless Death Form
To: health.commission.dph@sfdph.org

Public Health Commission:

Back in May, 2005, the Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance 120-05 asking the Public Health Dept. and the Public Health Commission to develop a Homeless Death Form. Has this been achieved? I'm particularly interested in trying to determine the number of homeless people who die in the city every year. Are these numbers available by counting the number of Homeless Death Forms filed with the department every year?
 
Regards,
Rob Anderson

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